Throughout Janie’s life, she searched for real love, which she first envisioned under a pear tree at sixteen. Her kiss with Johnny Taylor started her journey of finding that love. It was then followed by her marriage with Logan Killicks, then Jody Starks, and finally Tea Cake Woods. Through her journey, she makes many sacrifices which are all worth it when she achieves her dream with Tea Cake. Although Tea Cake dies, Janie is at peace because she accomplished what she had dreamed of finding her entire life with him. In the first two paragraphs of Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston explains that women chase their dreams and never give up until they achieve them. This is exactly what Janie was executing throughout her journey. Janie accomplished her dream, finding true love. Janie’s dream to find true love blossomed as she was laying under the pear tree. “She was stretched on her back beneath the pear tree soaking in the alto chant of the visiting …show more content…
Together, they moved to the Everglades and harvested beans while living in a small hut. These sacrifices were worth it for Janie though. She was willing to give up everything to achieve her dream of love, which she found with Tea Cake. In this relationship, Janie was free to interact with the people around her, which Jody prohibited her from doing before, and was encouraged her to interact in activities with Tea Cake. Janie’s past relationships all helped her understand that her love was Tea Cake was real and what she had been searching for. For the first time, she had been given the freedom she desired and felt truly in love. Although Tea Cake died, Janie was at peace since she had finally accomplished what she had strived for her entire life. “The kiss of his memory made pictures of love and light against the wall. Here was peace. She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net.” pg. 193. Tea Cake was the love she had dreamed of under the pear
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She realizes she’s found love, what she’s been searching for her whole life and becomes happy. She’s in love, happy, and has stopped just conforming to others ideals, and has not only inwardly questioned, but now speaks these ideas she has. With Tea Cake, she pulls away from conforming to others ideas, and begins to find
He would die soon enough, but Janie stood, as a living remembrance to his anguish. Therefore, he believed he had to eliminate her to enable himself die in piece. At the moment Tea Cake shot the first bang, the love in the relationship was shattered. Hence clearing the fog, finally enabling Janie for the first time make an insightful decision. This decision being, the life of a dying ex-lover versus her own free unknown future.
He was the true love she was waiting for. He wins Janie’s heart with his bubbly personality. Tea Cakes and Janie moved to the Everglades where they worked together in the fields. He treated her like she was a person, and his equal. Tea Cakes look at Janie as a partner that with working together they could accomplish things and still have time to spend together.
By the end of the book she has reached her goal of finding true love. Her last husband Tea Cake gave her that. The last paragraph of the book concludes her life 's journey of looking for true
This had given Janie a desire for more love and a life away from Logan. " Cause you told me Ah mus gointer love him, and, and Ah don't. Maybe if somebody was to tell me how, Ah could do it.' " (Hurston 23) Janie and Tea Cake were traveling together, she had this anticipation of love and reasoned, "So this was a marriage," after they had kissed.
Janie met Tea Cake while she was working at the grocery store. He was immediately attracted to her and her presence, she started talking to her while she worked. He fell for her and she did too, they enjoyed each other's presence and they ended up running away from the town they met to go to Lake Okeechobee where they live until the end. Janie was warned by the people in Eastville that she would end out like Ms. Tyler, she had also run away with a younger man, she was a widow left with money, and the younger man took all her money and she had to return to the town with no money. Janie was sure she wouldn’t end out like Ms.Tyler but she has that idea and fear in the back of her head.
And also, it describes the procreation of the pear tree that would confess the reader to hear Janie's hope precisely. At the end, this means that while misleading out under a
Janie is quick to fall in love with it: “It was so crazy digging worms by lamp light and setting out for Lake Sabelia after midnight that she felt like a child breaking rules. That 's what made Janie like it" (102). Finally Janie is happy and she feels free for the first time in her married life. Because of this joy stemming from him, Janie loves to be around Tea Cake and spending time with him. They do absolutely everything together.
In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, home to Janie is a place that has both positive and negative associations- the pear tree. Janie constantly goes to the pear tree for comfort; it is her place of happiness, peace and her love life. At the same time, Janie has the pear tree embedded in her mind. She constantly compares her partners to the pear tree and what their love should be like; so when the thought of an unwelcoming incident pops up in her head, he is tarnishing her pear tree. At sixteen, Janie’s grandmother caught her kissing Johnny Taylor; Janie spends most of her day under the pear tree in her backyard with her mind-boggling questions on virginity, love and marriage.
Oprah Winfrey made “Their Eyes Were Watching God” new by changing Zora Neale Hurston’s masterpiece. She altered the relationships and gave characters new strengths. Oprah distorted the moral fiber that Zora Neale Hurston gave the audience. She deceived readers with false purity. Oprah Winfrey misrepresented what made the book motivating.
She meets Tea Cake, falls in love, and later marries him. This marriage is by far the most special and unique marriage Janie has had. Her relationship with Tea Cake is her first true love; which consists of affection, happiness, understanding and everything else that follows. This marriage makes Janie feel like she has a second chance in life to relive her youth. Janie has lots of fun and is truly blessed and happy with Tea Cake.
After Tea Cake’s death, Hurston wrote “She had come back from burying the dead.... The people all saw her because it was sundown” (Hurston 1). This quote illustrates that the brightness of change died with Tea Cake, but the memories and lessons lived on forever through each new sunrise of every forthcoming morning. Janie learned that although marriage consists of a relationship between two people, marriage must contain individuality to a particular extent. Janie finally experienced satisfaction in a marriage when Tea Cake allowed her personal freedoms and individuality through inviting her to be equal to him in such activities as playing games and hunting with guns.
Tea Cake knew he had to win Janie love and that she wasn’t going to give in that easy even though Tea Cake is independent as Joe and is willing to take care of his wife also. When Janie went to Everglades with Tea Cake they had setup a house together and she stayed at home and he worked planting beans (Caldwell, Tracy M). “Tea Cake unlike her previous husband he treated her equal” (Caldwell, Tracy M). They got along well as all her other husbands, but they weren't her type or didn't pay her enough attention or just treated her wrong. Tea Cake was the man of her dreams but he hurt her feeling when the money she had pinned to her shirt was gone.
Next, Janie continues on her determined journey for love when she goes off to marry Tea Cake. In the quote,
Janie was often warned about Tea Cake because of his shadowy nature, however, Janie defied the cultural standards of the time and was able to finally encounter someone that matched her on a personal level. Tea Cake and Janie’s example goes to show that when one experiences a phenomenon that might seem as taboo in the eyes of others, one can realize that circumstances are not as black and white as they seem. Janie experienced a relationship that so many had warned and criticized about and learned that age is not the determining factor in a connection between two people. By not following the narrow minded opinions of others and instead choosing the relationship with Tea Cake, Janie was able to experience fun activities she never before had such as playing checkers and dancing (Hurston