Their Eyes Were Watching God Reflection

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Zora Neale Hurston’s book, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie, the lead character, Janie, tells a story of her life after she had left her hometown, explaining everything in great detail to her friend, Phoebe. Janie explains her adventure of living with her obscure husbands, and about all her houses, her jobs, and friends. Janie tells how she became to be super wealthy and very independent from learning from her mistakes and from husband's. She no longer needs to be married. Zora Neale Hurston’s writing is both a reflection of, and a departure from the ideals of the Harlem Renaissance time frame.

The book, Their Eyes Were Watching God was written as a Reflection of the Harlem Renaissance. From the book, Joe Starks, Janie's second husband, was a runner up for the new mayor. When they all agreed to making Joe Starks the mayor, Janie would be Mrs. Mayor Starks. They all applauded and cheered, but, after the applause was cut short, Joe says, “Thank yuh fuh yo’ compliments, but mah wife don’t know nothin’ ‘bout no speech- makin’. Ah never married her for nothin’ lak dat. She’s
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At the beginning of the book, when Janie is talking to Phoebe, She talks to her about her past, and her experiences while she was away, it says, “Now, women forget all those things they don’t want to remember and remember everything they don’t want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly.” Chapter 1 Page 1-2. This proves my thesis because it describes how the book is a reflection, and also a departure in one sweet quote, it is a reflection because of the saying, women used to remember everything they don’t want to forget, but it is a departure because of the fact that she says the dream is the truth. Women in the Harlem Renaissance didn’t normally talk like that. The quote has been used to describe the reflection and also a departure from the book, their eyes are watching