Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

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  • Janie's Story
  • Mrs. Logan Killicks
  • Joe Starks
  • Janie tells her friend, Pheoby Watson, of her life as a child and young adult and how she ended up marrying Logan Killicks though she was interested in Johnny Taylor who she had been caught kissing under a pear tree by her grandmother.
  • Joe Starks and Old Age
  • Janie is "forced" into financial stability, and she marries Logan Killicks; however the marriage isn't great. She later leaves him for Joe Starks, also known as Jody Starks. 
  • The Hurricane and the Dog
  • One day, Janie meets Joe Starks, a well to do man who has dreams of being mayor (in which he does), on the street and almost instantly falls for him. 
  • The Shooting
  • Jody (Joe) soon dies of old age and leaves Janie alone. She meets Teacake in Eatonville,the town in which Joe was the mayor. They move to the Everglades where they begin to build their lives together.
  • As Teacake and Janie are building their lives in the Everglades, a large shift from their lives in Florida, a hurricane sweeps through to ruin it. To add to that, Teacake is bit by a rabid dog. 
  • Because Teacake now has rabies, he is suffering from symptoms such as paranoia, he attacks Janie. In order to save her life, she shoots him and is found not guilty. She then moves back to Eatonville to tell her story. 
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