A Streetcar Named Desire And Their Eyes Were Watching God Analysis

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A person’s life is a series of decisions leading them to the place in which they are today. Take a second to remember a point in time when you were face to face with a fork in the road, and a decision had to be made. Decisions are found in and throughout literature. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams and Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston are both built on decisions made by the characters. From small decision such as what to wear on a dinner date to difficult decisions such as pulling the trigger and killing the love of your life, they each played an important role in the stories. A Streetcar Named Desire was written in 1947 and won a Pulitzer Prize shortly after. The play begins with Blanche making the decision…show more content…
She stayed at a hotel known solely for its fair share of prostitutes. In the end Stanley makes the cruel decision to rape Blanche and ultimately push her mental issues over the edge. The most shocking of decisions in A Streetcar Named Desire would have to be those made by Stella at the end of the play. Stella ultimately decides to believe Stanley’s word over her own sister’s, and she doesn’t stop there. She decides to send Blanche to a mental institution and continue raising her child with Stanley. Every decision, small or important, throughout the book lead to the unfair outcome.
Their Eyes Were Watching God was written in 1937 and played an important role in African-American literature. The main character, Janie came face to face with the fork in the road many times throughout the novel. Janie’s story begins with a very important decision that was made for her. Nanny, Janie’s grandmother decides that to insure Janie a good life she will marry her off to Logan Killicks. Janie soon decides she does not love Logan nor will she ever love Logan. One day a traveler by the name of Joe Starks catches the eye of Janie and little does she know the decisions he brings along with
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