Their Eyes Were Watching God Essay - Megan Ewbank Mr Dodge AP Lit 19 August 2019 In her time as an author Zora Neale Hurston was often ignored and

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Megan Ewbank Mr. Dodge AP Lit 19 August 2019 In her time as an author, Zora Neale Hurston was often ignored and overlooked due to her novels considered carrying no message her works were rediscovered. She was a resistant and defiant woman. This resilience is mirrored in her works. In the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, a story is told of how a young girl named Janie was rushed into growing up without having known the world and its people. Hurston tells an inspiring story about a woman changing, adapting, and learning. This is especially shown after Janie confronted Joe, her second husband, and he passed away. Janie was liberated in his death, and through her experiences, Janie has learned to live for herself. Before his death, Joe had Janie keep her hair up. Janie’s hair ties symbolize the restrictions Joe put on her during their marriage. Physically by hiding her beauty, a part of herself, away due to Joe’s jealousy and insecurities. Mentally by isolating Janie from the rest of the townsfolk and keeping her on a pedestal she never wanted to be on. This concept can go

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