Many authors utilize the events that have occurred throughout their lifetime as an inspiration for not only their novels’ plots, but also their novels’ themes. The author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston, is one of the many authors who have utilized their life’s experiences as inspiration for her novels’ themes. Throughout her major novels, she has utilized events in her life, such as her early life, her relationships, and the fact that she grew up in an all-black town, in order to inspire several themes in her novels, and several of her beliefs that she conveys in her novels. Themes, and beliefs, such as African-Americans are not all good nor are they all bad, experiences contribute to finding one’s true self, there is no
Life is full of challenges and learning experiences, everything we go through makes us stronger and better people. In the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie fumbles through three complex marriages that provide protection, stability, and love and happiness. After trial and error she realizes that she must think about herself by applying what she has learned from her relationships and cherishing her values. she is involved with three men who were all but perfect. The similarities and differences in Janie’s three spouses Mr. Killicks, Jody, and Tea Cake suggest that relationships present challenges which you can learn to overcome the complexities of marriage ultimately improving the quality of your
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.
Motifs can be expressed by symbols. Motifs are any elements that appears in one or more works of literature of art. Motifs explains the Theme in stories. It adds images and ideas to the theme to present throughout the narrative. Motifs provide compositions with a traceable pattern, meaning it can mean something.
Throughout "Their eyes were watching God" , the title plays a significant role as it is strongly connected to the plot and the characters of the story . In the book we read "Still, though, Tea Cake, Janie, and most of the other migrant workers remain in the muck, unprepared for the threatening storm. ... The lights go out, the storm rages, and Tea Cake, Janie, and their friends seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God." is pretty much the climax of the story. In other words, the title of the story comes from the observation when Janie and her friends battle with the hurricane . The force that is the reason for the conflict of the story .
Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston is a story rich with meaning and significance. The author being one of the greatest folkloric authors in history has filled this novel with countless examples of folklore and culture, each with a meaning and purpose. Even though all of the author’s examples have merit I have came to the conclusion that I have found the three best ones: the cultural references to mules, the clash of differing cultures/ people and the overall form of the novel. If I make the statement that mules are a cultural significance to a story one might think the story isn't as great as this one is unless they have read this
Every Woman’s Wish Janie learns in life that women and minorities are being viewed as second class citizens, and strives to defy that misconception. In the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie discovers how her and her colleagues are seen as inferior by men. Janie has a rough path in this story, starting out from being loved by her grandmother to having to bury her third husband, Tea Cake. The passage, “Now women forget all those things they don’t want to remember, and remember everything they don’t want to forget.”
An Epic on Jaine’s Silence And her Expolaration of INNER-SELF Introduction In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston a young lady named Janie starts her life obscure to herself. She searches for the horizon as it illustrates the distance one must travel in order to distinguish between illusion and reality, dream and truth, role and self (Hemenway 75). She is unconscious of life’s two most valuable endowments: adore and reality. Janie is raised by her suppressive grandma who reduces her perspective of life.
Not only does she have an unsuccessful marriage with Logan but she has a futile marriage with Jody Starks as well. At first Jody was the guy of Janie’s dreams. He was nice, articulate, intelligent, and said he would treat Janie like a queen and that working on a farm was no place for lady of her caliber. This enchants Janie and convinces her to run away with Jody. However when running away together Janie realizes Jody is not who he seems to be.
Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, begins by showing what is occurring in the present of the main character’s life. Janie, the main character of this story, is returning to Eatonville, Florida the town she once called home. Upon her return the townspeople gossip about her and make speculations about where she has been. They also wonder what happened to Tea Cake, the young man with whom she ran off. Of all the townspeople, only one person stood up for Janie and did not give in to the gossip.