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Domestic violence in zora neale hurston's their eyes were watching god: a feminist reading. The story gives many women of domestic violence the strength and the courage to stand up for themselves and against their husbands in these times it zora neale hurston's their eyes were watching god is a novel illustrating the life of an african american woman that finds her voice through many trials and tribulations. Her body2 janie mae crawford, the mixed race, female protagonist of zora neale hurston's their eyes were watching god (1937) is an exceptional example of the modern “hottentot venus” hurston published her unique novel in a time when african americans faced overt de facto and de jure.
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