Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston

fiction classics historical emotional reflective slow-paced

219 pages | first published 1937

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Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person -- no mean feat for a black woman in the '30s. Janie's quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots.

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Moods

emotional 81%
reflective 72%
sad 40%
challenging 36%
hopeful 31%
inspiring 20%
adventurous 16%
dark 14%
tense 12%
funny 9%
informative 3%
lighthearted 0%
mysterious 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 35%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 72% | A mix: 24% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 41% | No: 2% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 86% | No: 6% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 13% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

3.93