Topic 1: Life and culture
The author’s life can inform and expand the reader’s understanding of a novel. For example, authors often integrate their expertise into the story. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston infuses the setting, characters and dialogue of the novel with Southern folklore and anthropological research. Also, events in the novel mirror some circumstances and events in her life. What events in the story seem to come from Hurston’s life? Do these events add realism to the story? Click on the link below to begin blogging.