Janie Mae Crawford In Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston

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Sanchez Pg.1 Perfection does not exist within the finding of a husband. Woman may unintentionally encounter several marriages and in the end it may seem like everything happens for a reason. Experiencing a horizon would be a blessing to protagonist Janie Mae Crawford in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. She is an African American woman who deals with hardships while being married to her three husbands Logan Killicks, Joe Starks, and Tea Cake, each having their own effect on Janie. Eventually reaching this non lasting desired horizon with one of them, she becomes satisfied even if her happiness was comprised of a shortage. Upon sitting under a blossoming pear tree, Janie endures an awakening of sexuality at the age of sixteen. “Oh to be a pear tree - any tree in…show more content…
Seeming sweet as his name, Janie still remains cautious with him, being left beautiful, rich, and single. Attempting to treat him ruthless, she could not resist her smiles and laughter whenever he came, his presence was a pure sense of delight to her. She concluded that “He could be a bee to a blossom - a pear tree blossom in the spring,” (127). Once more, Janie is given a chance to achieve her desired horizon with a man who has been what her previous husbands had not, sincerely considerate. “You got de keys to de kingdom.” (131) Janie had never been given the keys to anything before. He is granting her with balance in the relationship, actually allowing her to be her own person. Almost trusting him fully, the two begin enjoying themselves with each other, deciding to leave everything behind and relocate to Jacksonville, Florida where they marry. To be safe, her best friend Pheoby suggest she take two hundred dollars along incase Tea Cake used her for her money, comparable to the known case of Annie Tyler. Contented to figure out she did not need the money, Tea Cake apprised her to “Put dat two hundred back wid de rest, Janie. Ah no
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