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

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In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie talks about herself in two different selves. What does the split represent? When she decides to split, how does splitting help her to cope? Do her two selves ever merge into one person?

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This tragic point in the story of Their Eyes were Watching God represents a turning point in Janie that encapsulates the loss of her innocence. The "two different selves" that her internal dialogue represents are an inside and an outside. She now possesses a facade that she can put on for the world to see, while she will thereafter keep her most personal thoughts to herself. This is a...

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