Their Eyes Were Watching God A Novel by Zora Neale Hurston

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Their Eyes Were Watching God A Novel by Zora Neale Hurston. I regret all of my books. Zora Neale Hurston What is something youve done that you regret?. Journal topic. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>Slide 1</p> <p>Their Eyes Were Watching God</p> <p>A Novel by Zora Neale HurstonJournal topicI regret all of my books. Zora Neale Hurston</p> <p>What is something youve done that you regret?Zora Neale Hurston Last time we learned about a new author, you gave me the facts in a brochure. This time, you are going to do it again. However, the format in which you complete the assignment is at your discretion.The completed assignment is due Thursday!One document per group So, how do you do this?Author Biography This document should fit in a binder, include an image and include 20 facts about our newest author.The document should be typed, creative and have a section that relates our authors life to our newest selection.Why did she write Their Eyes Were Watching God?How does it parallel to her life?Cite your sources!</p> <p>Connections and contextQuestion: What do we know about the Harlem Renaissance?</p> <p>The movements proponents felt that art should be primarily political and expose social injustice in the world.Connections and contextTheir Eyes Were Watching Godwas published in1937, long after the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance. The literature of the1920s, a period of postwar prosperity, was marked by a sense of freedom and experimentation, but the1930s brought the Depression and an end to the cultural openness that had allowed the Harlem Renaissance to flourish.A Connection to HurstonIn the text, you will be introduced to an individual who aspires to be the town mayor.This is something that was evident in the life of our author. Hurstons family moved to Eatonville, Florida, the first all-black incorporated town in the United States, where, her father John Hurston served several terms as mayor. </p> <p>The cast of charactersJanie Mae Crawford Tea Cake Jody StarksPheoby Watson Logan Killicks Nanny CrawfordMr. and Mrs. TurnerSam Watson Motor Boat Leafy Crawford Amos HicksHezekiah Potts Dr. SimmonsJohnny TaylorAnnie Tyler and Who Flung-Mr. and Mrs. Washburn-Nunkie</p> <p>ThemesThroughout the text these ideas will present themselves.. (Write these down!)</p> <p>Speech and SilencePower and Conquest Love and RelationshipsIndependence</p> <p>Summary Using the back of the book and other resources be prepared to create a one page summary of the text. As we listen to the audio version you should be taking notes that will supplement the summary that you will create.</p>

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