Expository Essay Questions For Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Their Eyes Were Watching God
By Zora Neale Hurston

LAP Topic #3

Emily Padilla
Mr. Amoroso
Pd 3
Padilla 1 The environment in which surrounds us conduces one to behave in a certain manner. Nature is a great influence regarding how people perform their actions, within whatever we see may we tend to mock and do it ourselves. The actions one takes is usually based on prior knowledge, using common sense they gained on things one may have viewed or experienced. In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie’s life is based on the nature in the vicinity of the path she has in life. It may be an obstacle at times, but disregarding that it shows who she is and the experiences she has. All of the elements of nature
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Remaining calm she would just do what she believed was best and at that time it was taking care of Tea Cake. But as the hurricane pushed forward it was harder for them to take care of each other being put in life or death situations, it was harder to stay as the eye of the storm. “She wanted him out of the way of storms, so she had wired to Orlando for money to put him away. Tea Cake was the son of Evening Sun, and nothing was too good.” (Hurston 215) After the dog bit Tea Cake he was left to die and suffer from rabies, making him act like that rabid dog and not having control in what he would do. He was then shot in the act of self-defense by Janie, who was later put on trial for the murder of Tea Cake, and she was let free. Due to the fact that she had her closure, and the fact that she not only had said and felt everything she possibly could with Tea Cake she hadn’t felt completely devastated with Tea Cake’s death, but had some sense of ease with the world. Even when Tea Cake was dead he was still the sun to her, the light of her day and time on this Earth, she could always go back and look at the memories they had together and she could finally say she felt love and actual

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