Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Janie's Head-rags
The Rabid Dog
Guns
The Sun
Plants/Flowers
Animals
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What’s Up With the Title?
Plot Analysis
Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Voyage and Return
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Events
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Characters
Janie Crawford
Janie Crawford Timeline
Pheoby Watson
Pheoby Watson Timeline
Nanny
Nanny Timeline
Joe Starks
Joe Starks Timeline
Vergible "Tea Cake" Woods
Vergible "Tea Cake" Woods Timeline
Logan Killicks
Mrs. Turner
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
Companion
Romantic
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Gender
Gender Quotes
Love
Love Quotes
Sex
Sex Quotes
Innocence
Innocence Quotes
Race
Race Quotes
Fate and Free Will
Fate and Free Will Quotes
Society and Class
Society and Class Quotes
Freedom and Confinement
Freedom and Confinement Quotes
Language and Communication
Language and Communication Quotes
Jealousy
Jealousy Quotes
Appearances
Appearances Quotes
Mortality
Mortality Quotes
Pride
Pride Quotes
Dreams, Hopes, and Plans
Dreams, Hopes, and Plans Quotes
Memory and the Past
Memory and the Past Quotes
Compassion and Forgiveness
Compassion and Forgiveness Quotes
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Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Their Ears Were LIstening to the Devil
Their Ears Were LIstening to the Devil Flashcards
Their Ears Were LIstening to the Devil True or False
Essay
Teaching Their Eyes Were Watching God
Current Events & Pop Culture
Assignments & Activities
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Animating Their Eyes Were Watching God
Investigating and Creating Folklore
Making an Ad to Hook New Readers on Their Eyes Were Watching God
Making Cover Art
Analyzing Oprah’s film adaptation of Their Eyes Were Watching God
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
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