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Topic 11: Gossip and judgment



Judging Janie

Reduced_book_cover_8 Their Eyes Were Watching God begins with the reader’s eyes fixed on a woman who returns from burying the dead. Janie is watched and judged throughout the novel. In the first chapter, who judges her, and why? How does Janie respond? Why does Janie choose to tell her story only to her best friend, Pheoby? How does our own audience (especially friends) affect what we reveal or conceal? Click on the link below to begin sharing your thoughts.

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