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Similarly, I would expect a discussion of Janie's voice in Their Eyes Were Watching God to mention Cheryl Wall or Karla Holloway or Mary Helen Washington or Michael Awkward--or at least to make reference to the absence of Janie's voice in the famous courtroom scene in which Janie is tried for Tea Cake's murder.
When preparing their work, students had to make reference to how artists dealt with a similar theme in the past.