What do Janie's clothes represent in Their Eyes Were Watching God, and what is the symbolism?

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You will want to think about Janie's clothes and appearance as part of the novel's overall theme of a woman's search for self-identity and independence. I will talk about Janie's hair in this answer and that should hopefully give you a few ideas to think more widely about her appearance in the overall context of the novel.

Janie's hair and in particular her way of wearing her hair acts as a symbol of her strength, determination and power, but also of her unconventional identity. This can be argued...

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