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

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Why does Hurston use the imagery of a tree in chapter 2 of Their Eyes Were Watching God?

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In chapter 2 of Their Eyes were Watching God Janie tells Pheoby about her past, conveniently filling in the reader. Janie tells about her first romantic experience. Her romantic experiences become a common thread throughout the novel that provides much of the tension and conflict. When the tree imagery comes into play, Janie is 16 years old. On the day in question, Janie begins to formulate her understanding...

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