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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God


by Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God Gender Quotes

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Quote #49

"Aw you know dem white mens wuzn’t gointuh do nothin’ tuh no woman dat look lak her." (19.178)

The black male speaker implies that the men of the jury are inherently biased toward Janie because of her beauty. Is it true that the male jury is doing a favor for a pretty lady, or is the male speaker just belittling Janie because of his own sexist notions about a woman killing her own husband? Or neither?

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