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Their Eyes Were Watching God 1 Hurston Zora Neale Their Eyes Were Watching God New York New York JB Lippincott Inc 1990 2A The main theme of Their Eyes Were Watching God is segregation of colors There were a variety of situations in which the Caucasians were separated from the African Americans For instance in the start of the story Janie begins to tell her life to Pheoby with her childhood When she was a little girl she didn realize that she had dark skin until she had actually seen herself in the picture It wasn until then that she observed how differently African Americans were handled After the hurricane the theme is most expressively depicted when the people are burying the dead While the lighter bodies were placed in single pine boxes for burial the darker black bodies were carelessly thrown into a shared grave with the others 2B The theme can relate to individuals my age because there is still some discrimination in this country regardless if we have liberty of not Not only is there bias amongst nationality but also amongst sex age so on and so forth It happens everyday especially in jobs and in schools Some people hate on certain others meaning they have a grudge against them for simple reasons sometimes dealing with their backgrounds or just by the way they look It a shame how jobs would rather hire men than women or hire people based on their ethnic backgrounds People still classify others with prejudice even when they are of the same culture In public I cannot even pass by a person without them saying something like ching chong ni nong or something similar to that We are all humans with more similarities than differences from one another so I don understand why prejudice still exists in this world 2C The most important word in this novel is
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