Their Eyes Were Watching God
Use this anticipation guide BEFORE you begin reading Chapters 1-6 of Their Eyes Were Watching God
. This exercise will help you draw on your background knowledge and begin to see how your own point of view will effect the way you interpret the text. As a result you will be better able to anticipate the big ideas presented in these chapters.
- Discuss your beliefs about these statements with your classmates and teacher.
- OPTIONAL: AFTER reading Chapters 1-6, go back and review your work here to see if your opinions have changed.
|The people who watch you and make comments about you behind your back generally have your best interests at heart.|
|Men and women have different experiences of their dreams about the future.|
| It is usually envy that drives people to gossip about each other.|
| A person’s racial identity is shaped entirely by how others perceive them.|
| Marriage always has at least something to do with love.|
|A marriage is easier when someone else picks who you will marry.|
|At least one person in your family should approve of who you marry.|
|If a man can support a woman financially, he cannot really ask her to work for him.|
|A man who has a business that employs his wife is entitled to treat her anyway he wants to.|
|It’s normal to keep feelings hidden from the person you marry.|