Their Eyes Were Watching God      

                            by Zora Neale Hurston

    Janie Crawford struggles with the expectations of others in  


    her search for personal freedom. She experiences the first


   inklings of  sexual awakening, self-knowledge, and personal





        Several good links to Zora Neale Hurston:       

        Voices From the Gap           

       Read an excerpt from Ms. Hurston's brilliant personal essay

       "How it Feels to be Colored Me"

Kafka                                                      Hurston


















                       The Metamorphosis   by  Franz Kafka   

                           Gregor Samsa wakes to find he has transformed into a

                           large dung beetle. 

                           He must now struggle to adjust to his new, frightening

                           state and confront his family.   

          Click on the illustration above for an animated clip of the Metamorphosis

            A good link to Kafka and the Metamorphosis 

            Das Schloss