Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God: Novel Summary: Chapter 12

This chapter begins depicting Eatonville in shock having realized that the wealthy widow Janie and the penniless Tea Cake are doing everything – especially common activities which Joe had previously forbidden – together. Janies friend Pheoby Watson talks with her about the towns concerns, only to find that Janie is well aware that every suitor …

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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Novel Summary: Chapter 9

Hurstons ninth chapter depicts Joes lavish funeral. In Janies mind, however, Joe died long before so behind her mourning veil were feelings of “resurrection and life” (84). In a symbolic act of self-cleansing, Janie burns every one of the head rags Joe made her wear. After the funeral, suitors begin appearing, looking to marry Janie for …

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