Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God: Novel Summary: Chapter 1

Hurstons novel begins with Janie Crawfords homecoming. The forty year old African- American woman returns alone to Eatonville at sundown, walking silently past the townspeople watching her from their porches and passing silent judgement. Nobody, however, “moved, nobody spoke, nobody even thought to swallow spit until after her gate slammed behind her” (2). Thus, Janies …

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