Why is the setting of Eatonville important in Their Eyes Were Watching God?
The Everglades provide the necessary setting for the hurricane—a force of nature, destiny, and God—to interrupt Janie and Tea Cake’s utopian life and bring tragedy upon them. The central urban setting, Eatonville, is a center of vice and corruption.
What time period is Their Eyes Were Watching God set in?
Where was Janie born in Their Eyes Were Watching God?
What influenced Zora Neale Hurston to write Their Eyes Were Watching God?
Hurston’s life in Eatonville and her extensive anthropological research on rural black folklore greatly influenced her writing. Their Eyes Were Watching God was published in 1937, long after the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance.