Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston is the book
For each text read this semester, we will be writing a reading response. These are one-page, double-space responses (think around 300 words), in which you pick a short quotation from the book that you think exemplifies some larger theme or motif in the book, and then explain as concisely as possibly why the passage you have chosen illustrates some larger aspect of the book.
While you are welcome to use your own personal opinion, your responses must include textual evidence in the form of summaries, paraphrases, or follow-up quotations (as long as they are short!). You will not be penalized for going over one page, but please do not exceed two pages.
This should be in MLA format, so remember to use MLA-style in-text citations (the author’s last name and the page number you got your quote in in parenthesis; example: Austen 53) and an MLA header (your name, my name, the course name (ENG 3500) and the date it is due in the upper left-hand corner), along with your last name and the page number in the header section on the top right. Finally, remember to give it a title—try to make it creative, instead of just naming it after the assignment!