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

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The lake is personified as a monster. How does this fit into the plot of Their Eyes Were Watching God?

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Their Eyes Were Watching God is a novel written by Zora Neale Hurston. It was first published in 1937 and follows the life of Janie Crawford, who is African American.

In the second part of the book, Janie gets married to Vergible Woods, also knowns a “Tea Cake.” Despite their relationship being violent at times, Janie is in love with Tea Cake. However, following the hurricane, their relationship declines significantly. This is fits in very well with the fact that the lake is personified as a “monster,” because it is just after this point that the reader watches on as their relationship becomes increasingly unhappy.

During the hurricane, Lake Okeechobee is described...

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