What is Janie doing while Joe entertains the crowd in Their Eyes Were Watching God?
In Zora Neal Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie Crawford's personal growth is tracked through each of her three relationships. While Logan might wish to see her as a mule, or basically as the lowest of people in society's hierarchy, fit only for hard labor at menial profit (essentially replicating a sharecropper or near-slave-like existence), Joe Starks seeks to imitate the white middle class. Buying a store, becoming mayor,...
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