Directions: Write a formal literary essay in which you analyze Zora Neale Hurstons novel Their Eyes Were Watching God with a focus on one of the two prompts below.
Discuss the ways in which each of Janies marriages reflects the evolution of Janies self-hood and identity in Their Eyes Were Watching God.
As this essay is a literary analysis, make sure your essay not only has a clear focus, but also has a strong thesis that frames your paper as an argument (not just a summary!). Be sure to develop essay sufficiently and to support your development with textual evidence. You may, of course, include brief quotes in support of your analysis when appropriate, but do not over-rely on direct quotations and do not include block quotes in a paper of this length. As always, be sure to properly quote and cite your sources when necessary.