Logan was Janie’s first husband. Janie’s grandmother arranged for Janie to marry him so he could take care of her. Janie does not love Logan, but believes that with time she will fal in love with him. From Logan, Janie learns that marriage and love cannot be planned or arranged. This is different from what her grandmother believes. She discovers that it takes work, effort, and a lot of attention to maintain a happy and healthy marriage.
In Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie suffers from hardship in two relationships before she can find her true love. Janie explains to her best friend, Pheoby, how she searches for love. Therefore Pheoby wants to hear the true story, rather than listening to the porch sitters. Throughout the book Janie experiences different types of love with three different men; Logan Killicks, Joe Starks, and Vergible "Tea Cake" Woods.
In the book “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston, was about how girl named Janie Crawford who had a lot of changes in her life when she met with other important people.By her going through these events she is able to grow as a person and find what true love and happiness is.Also Janie Crawford married three different persons and each of everyone she learn something about her delf and the things she didnt want in her life.A Lot of people expect different things for Janie, but Janie's responses to these expectations is very different , she does the unexpected.I think Janie learns what true love and happiness is from the different relationships she had and she changed as an individual by becoming a more confident and independent.
In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Hurston develops the theme of love and power with repetition. Throughout this novel Janie varies from marriages with men who desire wealth and power. However, eventually Janie finds a true love in Tea Cake.
Nanny wants Janie to marry Logan Killicks. He is much older and can provide for her. She did not want to marry him. "The vision of Logan Killicks was desecrating the pear tree, but Janie did not know how to tell Nanny that. She merely hunched over and pouted at the floor"(39). Janie refuses to marry Logan and Nanny slaps her across her face. Janie begs Nanny to please not make her marry
Janie finds out that her second attempt to marriage does not give what she desires, and it is only in her “condemned” marriage that Janie finally achieves her true love and happiness. After marrying Jody, Janie was deceived into thinking she was living a high-class life, but in reality was confined even more in this marriage than her last one. Janie is not allowed to participate in any town events that are ruled as un-lady like by Jody. On the outside, Janie is restricted to the general store or the house, but in those times she would constantly question why she was not able to behave like a man. It is only when Janie marries Tea Cake, a man younger than her, that she achieves her quest of finding true love and subsequently her happiness. Regardless of society’s views of their union, Janie denies all their criticism and lives happily. After trials and errors on two marriages, Janie finally reveals to the reader that the only way to achieve what one wants is to leave all of society’s norms and pursue what he or she wants. If she were to fill her roles as a woman she would not have married the third time and would have lived with how her life currently was.
The novel “Their eyes were watching god” takes place during 1937. This time period is shortly after the women’s rights movement, and this is very critical to the novel and its characters as well. Janie, is a women of a new era and she is expected to do more than just domestic chores, she is expected to have opinions and feelings. Janie, is always the leading role in every relationship. Tea Cake plays a very significant role in her life but she always is always the main focus. Tea Cake is crucial in Janie’s life because he brings a sense of self-realization in her life, she is presented more maturely in this relationship significantly, and lastly the relationship empowers her greatly.
In any relationship, one changes, whether it is with a family member or a more romantic relationship. Interaction with others affects how one sees themselves and how one will change through the course of the interaction. Janie Crawford, in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, experiences three different romantic relationships -- each different in its own right. Janie learns a great deal from each relationship. Each marriage provides Janie with different life experiences, and new ideas to consider in her life. Her independence and evolution truly comes from the uniqueness in each of her relationships.
Their Eyes Were Watching God is a powerful novel in which we follow the life events of the central character, Janie Crawford. While the novel revolves around the men that shape and distort her life, the principal element is the quest in which Janie undergoes in search of self fulfilment and her own identity. While many of her relationships do not flourish, they teach her many valuable lessons and allow her to progress in her search for spiritual enlightenment. Race and gender prove to be some of the most crucial themes in the novel as they exert prominent influence on the series of events that unfold throughout Their Eyes Were Watching God. In this essay, I will examine race and gender as well as examining the relationship between the two and how they play such a significant role in the life of Janie Crawford and her partners.
According to Domestic violence Statistics, “Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten. Around the world, at least one in three women has been beate , coerced into sex or otherwise.” Thinking about this disturbing reality, why are ladies being sincerely and physically persecuted in our general public? Zora Neale Hurston’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, was distributed in 1937 and highlights a young lady from Florida named Janie Crawford who is on an excursion to discover an accomplice who will love her. In any case, Janie experiences three unique connections where she has been a casualty of abuse by every one of the three of her accomplices and
In the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston used three different husbands to show how Janie’s definition of love and marriage evolved. With her first marriage, she learned that love doesn’t automatically grow after marriage. In the second marriage, Janie learned that love could be confining and eventually ruin a relationship. The third and final marriage taught Janie that she needed to depend on herself rather than someone else for contentment. Janie’s view of love and marriage changed over her life and she learned important life lessons along the way.
Did you know that 74% of girls say that they are under pressure to please everyone (Girls Inc, The Supergirl Dilemma)? In our society, young girls are not taught to give to themselves, for that is being selfish. But instead to give themselves to others. We are socially enforced to give time, energy and love to people, specifically men, but not taught to provide that same energy and love to ourselves. Their Eyes Were Watching God, a novel written by Zora Neale Hurston, perfectly articulates this concept. Zora tells a tale of a young woman in the midst of a spiritual Odyssey for love and self-knowledge. Janie, the main character, goes through trials and tribulations to achieve an inner strength and self-confidence that is unwavering by none. These trials and tribulations came in the form of men. Janie’s first
Logan Killicks was Janie's first marriage, which was brought about after Nanny (her grandmother) decided that she need to be married after she caught Janie and a young boy kissing when she was 16. After that Janie finds herself being thrown into some random marriage with some man she barely knew, and for a reason
In Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston develops a contrast between the male and female genders of the time period of the story, and the male and female gender of today. Hurston wrote this novel in or about a time when women were considered simple-minded , women were disempowered by the empowered man in the relationship, and women can only gain power through marriage.