Their Eyes Were Watching God Questions and Answers
by Zora Neale Hurston

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How do Janie and the other women portray some of the limitation’s women faced in the Their Eyes Were Watching God?

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Janie, the protagonist in Zora Neale Hurston ’s novel, struggles to come to terms with the reality of her own need for independence. She is initially guided by her family’s decisions about her future, which lands her in a loveless marriage. She seeks a way out through a second marriage instead of figuring out how to survive on her own. This plan does not bring her the satisfactory results she desires. Janie’s third marriage, after she sets aside...

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