Analysis Of Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston

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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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