Janie and the Porch

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Zora Neale Hurston parallels the porch to Janie’s expressions; how she feels both emotionally and physically in the different stages of Janie’s life in her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Zora Neale Hurston was born in Eatonville Florida, the same place where the novel takes place. Hurston was a feminist writer who wrote during the Harlem renaissance period. She has traveled to many places and her fictional and factual accounts of black …

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…searching for a man who could give her what she wanted she succeeded. Janie did not need to worry about what the man wanted, they had everything they needed. She had to do the work and make many sacrifices in doing so. Zora Neale Hurston may even be using Janie’s life as a symbol for the struggle of women striving to be equal to men. It just takes time, and only time will tell.