Thursday, March 13, 2014

Subbing Eyes Were Watching God

Questions to consider:

Why read this text? Why read any text?

What can you learn about relationships? love? and the expectations that come from both relationships and love?

How do men see the world? How do women see the world?

Through Janie, and her trials that she endures in her relationships, what is universal?

In many ways, Janie is on a spiritual journey. How does she evolve? Can you identify moments of breakdowns and breakthroughs?

What is an epiphany?

Ask questions of the text.

Quotes from

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” 
― Zora Neale HurstonTheir Eyes Were Watching God

“Then you must tell 'em dat love ain't somethin' lak uh grindstone dat's de same thing everywhere and do de same thing tuh everything it touch. Love is lak de sea. It's uh movin' thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets, and it's different with every shore.” 
― Zora Neale HurstonTheir Eyes Were Watching God

“Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the same horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men. Now, women forget all those things they don't want to remember, and remember everything they don't want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly.” 
― Zora Neale HurstonTheir Eyes Were Watching God

“Two things everybody's got tuh do fuh theyselves. They got tuh go tuh God, and they got tuh find out about livin' fuh theyselves.” 
― Zora Neale HurstonTheir Eyes Were Watching God

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