Their Eyes Were Watching God Themes & Topics

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Their Eyes Were Watching God celebrates a woman's awakening to her own place in the world and learning how to love herself after years of oppression. Having endured abandonment, betrayal, powerlessness, and entrapment, Janie achieves independence.

Her long journey toward self-discovery takes her to a mutually loving relationship with Tea Cake, who shows her love's power to transform. Like the sea, love is never the same as it moves and takes its shape from the shore. When her marriage to Tea Cake ends, Janie remains fulfilled with fond memories to sustain her. Without a mate, she enjoys her solitude and freedom, for she has finally found love, light, and peace within herself.

The journey to reach this peace of mind has not been easy, so Janie and Tea Cake's passionate romance is even sweeter after her having endured decades of abuse. At sixteen, Janie protests being forced to...

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