FC: By: Tina Mijocevic
1: The author of "Their Eyes Were Watching God" is Zora Neale Hurston.
2: In the novel, Hurston uses imagery to describe Janie's life and what all she has been through. She uses repeated incidents throughout the novel. She uses the motif horizon to symbolize that Janie has gone far and back. The horizon also symbolizes the tragic events she has been through and all the places she has seen. This also plays a part in my life because I have been to many places and have gone through some tragic events as well. Hurston (p 89 "She had been getting ready for her great journey into the horizons in search for people").
4: Another motif Hurston uses to symbolize Janie's life is dreams. Everybody has dreams or goals in life, and they also dream in their sleep. Janie dreams of falling in love. This relates to my life because I also dream, just like everyone else and I also dream of becoming successful in my life. Hurston (p 1 "The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly").
6: Hurston uses the motif death to symbolize how Janie's husbands died. One of her husbands, Joe Starks died and Janie was happy because he treated her poorly. This affects people in many ways. This relates to me and my life because I have had people very close to me pass away. Hurston (p 84 "Janie began to think of death").
8: Photograph. Web. 1 Apr. 2010.
9: The End