Janie By Hurston: A Feminist Analysis

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Since the concept of marriage is inextricably connected with the feminist theory, it is worth analysing its depiction in the novel. As a matter of fact, through the representation of Janie`s marriages, Hurston criticizes marriage as a form of a relationship through which women can buy security and social respect. Since the protagonist does not associate marriage with love, it constitutes a sort of a trap for her. Janie`s grandma and her Nanny, both abused by men in the time of slavery, try to make her marry and gain stability. Nanny, whose daughter was brutally raped by one of the school teachers, tries to secure Janie from violence because, in her understanding, marriage can prevent a woman from becoming a victim of this humiliation. At one
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