Their Eyes Were Watching God

Inciting Event: Janie’s grandmother marries her off to keep her out of trouble.

First Plot Point: Janie runs off with Jody Starks.

First Pinch Point: Jody hits Janie, and she realizes she doesn’t love him.

Midpoint: After Jody dies, Janie meets Tea Cake.

Second Pinch Point: After marrying Tea Cake, Janie discovers he stole her hidden $200.

Third Plot Point: Janie and Tea Cake flee the hurricane.

Climax: Tea Cake comes down with hydrophobia.

Climactic Moment: Tea Cake dies.

Resolution: Janie returns home and tells her friend about her experiences.


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