Reading Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening” and Zora Neale Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God” Together: Part III

Matthew Teutsch
5 min readMar 24, 2024

Over the past two posts, I have written some about the connections I see between Kate Chopin’s The Awakening (1898) and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937). Today, I want to move away from the similarities and look at the differences in the way that each novel confronts race. On…

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Matthew Teutsch

Here, you will find reflections on African American, American, and Southern Literature, American popular culture and politics, and pedagogy.