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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

by Zora Neale Hurston

Plants/Flowers

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

These often represent the beauty and fertility of the earth. In the novel, they are often associated with female characters. One very clear example is the blossoming pear tree which is pollinated by a bee. This is Janie’s idea of the ultimate loving union, which she strives to find through three marriages.

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