What is Feminism?
Zora Neale Hurston
Their Eyes Were Watching God
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Florida in General
The entire novel is set in the South, specifically Florida
In the South, women were expected to marry wealthy men, stay at home with the kids, and do what was expected of them.
that so the South made her trapped and unhappy
Zora Neale Hurston grew up in Eatonville
made the town like what she remembered from her childhood
Janie is chained to the store, first by Jody then by societal pressure to continue following in his footsteps until a new husband comes along
The Everglades a.k.a "the Muck"
Here, Janie feels natural and free with Tea Cake
By escaping the store in Eatonville, Janie changes her setting and opens herself up to happiness
She finds her horizon in the "muck" and the confidence to not only use her voice but to ignore her traditional role in society
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'A good part -- and definitely the most fun part -- of being a feminist is about frightening men.' -Julie Birchill