Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God: Novel Summary: Chapter 3

In Hurstons third chapter Janie marries Logan Killicks, an older African-American man, and goes to live on his sixty acres of land. Janie doesnt love Logan and soon abandons her hope that she will grow to love him eventually. Rather than her “destructive and mouldy” (20) marriage, Janie desires “things sweet wid mah marriage lak when …

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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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