Study Guide

Their Eyes Were Watching God Characters

By Zora Neale Hurston

Janie Crawford

Janie is our heroine, narrator, tour guide, and all-around hero. She's the lens through which we...

Pheoby Watson

Pheoby Watson is Janie’s best friend and confidante. The entire book is actually the...

Nanny

Nanny is Janie’s grandmother and the only parent she’s ever known. We have to give...

Joe Starks

Joe Starks, often called Jody, is Janie’s second husband and a born entrepreneur with a few...

Vergible "Tea Cake" Woods

Tea Cake is Janie’s true love. He's the Romeo to her Juliet. The Mr. Rochester to her Jane...

Logan Killicks

Logan Killicks is Janie’s first husband. Yup, that's about it.We're only partially...

Mrs. Turner

A middle-age woman of mixed (black and white) ethnicity, Mrs. Turner imposes herself upon Janie...