Two short reading respond (100-150 words for each)
Please read the following representative text from Zora Neale Hurston:
Their Eyes Were Watching God. And answer two short respond within 150 words for each.
1. Describe Janie’s relationship to her Grandmother Nanny. What values or beliefs does her grandmother voice and how are Janie’s deviations from those values or beliefs integral to the development of her character over the course of the novel?
2. Describe and analyze Janie’s relationship with Tea Cake. To what extent does she achieve a sense of selfhood or self-realization through this relationship? In your view, does the novel depict the emergence of a “liberated” or “empowered” woman?