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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston

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Author

Zora Neale Hurston

Year Published

1937

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama, Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Their Eyes Were Watching God is told from the third-person omniscient point of view. Within this point of view, Janie tells her story to Pheoby.

Tense

Their Eyes Were Watching God is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The title Their Eyes Were Watching God comes from a sentence in Chapter 18: "They seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God." The narrator makes the statement during a hurricane, when Janie, Tea Cake, and the others rely on faith because they believe their fate is in God's hands.

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