Their Eyes Were Watching God Additional Characters

Zora Neale Hurston

Janie Crawford

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The heroine of the novel, Janie, is the first black woman character in African-American fiction to embark on a journey of self-discovery and...

(The entire section is 503 words.)

Joe Starks

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Jody rescues Janie from her first marriage, whisking her off to Eatonville, Florida, an all-black town where he intends to "be a big voice,"...

(The entire section is 358 words.)

Vergible Woods

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When Tea Cake, a young man of twenty-five, enters Janie's life, he changes it forever. He does not possess the outward manifestations of...

(The entire section is 383 words.)

Other Characters

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Hezekiah
After Jody's death, Hezekiah replaces him as the store's manager. Janie notices that Hezekiah also begins to take on...

(The entire section is 565 words.)