Feminist Criticism On Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston is a relatable book that tell a story of a woman overcoming many obstacles in her life. The most important battle is accepting being independent and riding the desire to have someone to love her. While researching different texts authors either criticized or gave positive feedback about Their Eyes Were Watching God. I found that many readers view this novel as a victim of sexual content and language explicitly, while others think that the author's’ “unique use of language, particularly her mastery of rural Southern black dialect” (Sparknotes) was portrayed well. After this book was published in 1937, a lot of criticizers reviewed Zora Neale Hurston novel and quite a few questions regarded ethics and how appropriate the novel is to younger readers who might find interest in the book. The novel covers many areas in life such as independence, love, different forms of dialect and culture, and sexual references. …show more content…
Author, Jennifer Jordan writes a literature criticism over Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston in which he/she mainly focuses on feminists fantasies represented within the novel. “Although race is a significant motif in the book, it is not, by any means, a central theme. The character, Janie and Tea Cake experience a form of prejudice from both blacks and whites at noteworthy moments in the novel. Two moments that I found to stand out in particular are in chapter sixteen- Janie’s interactions with Mrs. Turner, a black woman with racist views against her own race- and in chapter nineteen: the courtroom scene, where Janie is comforted by white women but is confusingly scorned by her black friends.” (cite where in book this scene occurs, or what page it happens on). In these significant events, I saw how racism is very deconstructive. Whether it’s coming from black or white people, the effect of it is