Hurston divulges in the deception of hopes and dreams through the recurrent symbol of the horizon. What one hopes for on the horizon is ultimately what deceives one. In Janie’s adolescence, she presumes that she loves Nanny, her grandmother and legal guardian, and that Nanny knew better for Janie’s welfare. However, during Janie’s newfound independence and self-discovery after a controlling marriage, she discovers her true feelings of Nanny: hate. She abominates Nanny because, “Nanny had taken the biggest thing God ever made, the horizon… and pinched it in to such a little bit of a thing that she could tie it around her granddaughter’s neck tight enough to choke her” (Hurston 89).
when hod has not created any such differences in terms of who deserves how much, then who are we to create those barriers? secondly, I question as in how can we say that we are on the path of progress when we oursrlves become the blockage of that path. the tradituons , customs and precisely the blind faiths that have bren followed since ages are still being followed without anyone questioning them. and the most annoying apart of tgese blind faiths is that everytime it is the woman who has to sacrifice. even if we say that sati pratha has completely ended but practices like these are still followed in many cultures.
These lines of imagery make it easy to envision the sun, the smell of the rain, the trees, mountains and rivers. This can be used to further prove humans are always unsatisfied with oneself, however there’s more to life than stress and guilt. The speaker continues the use of imagery with, “Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,/are heading home again” (12-13). Not only can you envision wild geese flying but also a clear beautiful blue sky. This is the first time the speaker references her tittle of wild geese, and she does it in a form of a metaphor.
It is comparing Janie who is a human into something that has been taught to cater to the master. Janie felt as though she had been bosses over these years and with Joe 's death she was finally running away. This literary convention is important to the text because it allows readers to see what kind of things Janie was honestly going through while with her husband. She no longer felt as if she had to abide by anyone 's rules other than her own. This allowed her to gain the freedom she had been longing for.
When they were both presented with the same fate both chose different paths. Edna, faced with sorrow and emptiness did not realize what she truly had until he lost it leaving her with a morbid depression of life. When faced with this fate, Janie felt a sense of power although her only love was gone she knew that he would always be with her. She love him while he was with her, and while he was gone, therefore leaving her no regret of losing time with
According to Brent, “The painful and humiliating memory will haunt me to my dying day” Brent, A Perilous Passage in The Slave Girl’s Life). She regrets going against God’s words, but had to give away her purity in hopes of freedom. In reference to Welter, “Woman must preserve her virtue until marriage and marriage was necessary for her happiness. Yet marriage was, literally, an end to innocence” (Welter, 158). Not being able to live up to what the North had in mind for white womanhood, meant that she was deemed unworthy of happiness just for the fact she tried to free herself by giving up her virtue.
She accepted her responsibilities and duties with a renewed sense of commitment. This explosive, sexual affair is for her personal fulfillment. In addition, she still remains happy when returning to her submerged life. "So the storm passed and everyone was happy." Edna in The Awakening has her freedom for flirtatious behavior, love of art, and swimming.
Janie 's broken relationship with Joe makes Janie realize how much she dissented her grandmother after what she had done to her. Nanny would always tell Janie that love comes later in a relationship and that love is not as important in a relationship as security. Nanny shrunk the horizon, which for Janie represented her hope for a loving relationship, and made Janie believe that it was going to be something accessible. Some people 's dreams come true easily while “for others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eye away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by time” (1). This quote explains that although some people may
Part of her wants to “go with the flow,” and accept things the way they are; but she knows that she won’t come to any conclusions by doing that. By snooping in her previous relationship, it came natural for her in new relationship. It’s common for her to go through her
Jaine found that love starts from within and has to be explored and sought out for. She told her story to Pheoby and at the end she says, “Still and all, she’s he own woman. She oughta know by now whut she she wants tuh do.”(Hurston p 156) Edna Pontellier and Jaine Mae Crawford lived in two different time periods, but their struggle was the same. The struggle was to be free and to be able to venture out from their society-designated gender role as a housewife. What society defined as “acceptable” at the time one character succumbed to the pressures and the other woman was resilient and overcame the pressure.