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The fictional and non-fictional works of zora neale hurston, an american anthropologist, folklorist and author who is considered a pioneer among african it commences with a general introduction about the role of textualization of folklore in hurston's novels their eyes were watching god and jonah's gourd vine, arguing. She described falling in love with the man as a parachute jump like janie in the novel, hurston was significantly older than her lover like tea cake, punter was sexually dominant and sometimes violent hurston wrote their eyes were watching god three weeks after the tumultuous conclusion of her relationship with. Zora neale hurston's their eyes were watching god is the story of a black woman in search of her own physical and inner space the account of her in the novel's frame we meet janie back in eatonville, where she lives as an artist figure that can enrich the life of the community around her with stories about her quest for.
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