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					Their Eyes Were Watching God

      Zora Neale Hurston
           Zora Neale Hurston
 Born in Notasulga, Alabama, on Jan. 7, 1891
   – 5th child of a farmer/carpenter/preacher & a school
     teacher
 Attended Howard University & Barnard College
  (studied Anthropology)
   – Known for her research in American folklore as well as
     Haiti and the British Isles
 Achieved fame & sparked controversy as a
  novelist, anthropologist, essayist, lecturer, &
  theatrical producer
             Literary Elements
   Personification (death)
   Frame narration
   Symbols
   Metaphor (mules / black women)
   irony
   Characterization
   Folklore
   Legend
   Local color
                  Symbols
   Janie’s hair
   Pear tree
   The horizon
   The hurricane
   Head rags worn by Janie / removal of hair
    rags
                    Themes
   Language
   Power
   Love
   Independence
   Community
   Race & Racism
   History
   Religion / Spirituality
                 Themes
 Paths to God / seeking personal happiness
  and love
 People in power are often hated
 Men don’t understand women’s feelings
 Fate as a driving force in life
    AP Questions – Open Response
   1988    2007
   1990    2008
   1991    2010
   1996
   2004
   2005
   2006

				
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