Their Eyes Were Watching God Topics for Discussion
by Zora Neale Hurston

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Topics for Discussion

(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

1. Research the conditions under which southern blacks lived during the Great Depression and compare to the plight of migrant workers on the muck in Their Eyes Were Watching God.

2. Research the feminist movement from the early twentieth century to today. Based on your understanding of what a feminist was then and is now, argue whether Janie can or should be considered a feminist by contemporary scholars.