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The title of the novel comes from a scene during the hurricane in which the narrator says, "They seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God."
What is the implication of this quote?
God is punishing the people with the hurricane.
The people are very religious, and their dependence on God precluded them escaping the hurricane.
Only God has the power to control the outcome of the hurricane or the fate of people.
God can only be found in times of darkness.
Janie and her friends have a close connection to God, and they know that God will guide them to safety.