Their Eyes Were Watching God Analysis

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In the movie Their Eyes Were Watching God, adapted from the novel authored by one Zora Hurston, Hurston utilizes the character Joe Starks to demonstrate the social issues such as domestic abuse and objectification of African American women of this time. Starks is a man that had been stripped of the possibility of power his entire life. Being a well of African American, starks had an understanding of wealth but subsequently craved the power typically associated with it. As mayor elect of the town Eatonville—starks utilized his newfound power to the fullest. However, with the town at his mercy Starks began to reveal his arrogance, impertinence, anger, jealousy and his constant objectification of women. For example, after becoming mayor,
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