An Analysis Of Hemingway's Their Eyes Were Watching God

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No one individual was born as a bad person; humankind destroys the natural idea of life in the world. From negative globalization of technology and mechanism to evolved prejudice views. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie’s relationship with Tea Cake is proven that the backbone of their relationship is unaffected by mankind and that they do not follow the social norm of relationships between men and women. In his literary criticism, “Crayon Enlargements of Life,” Robert Hemingway correctly analyzes one of the main messages of Zora Neale Hurston’s book, Their Eyes Were Watching God, as the importance of organic relationships between men and women; however, Hemingway incorrectly states that Tea Cake and her relationship followed this type…show more content…
One of the first pieces of diction that should be close read is “organic”. This word has a denotative meaning of relating to living matter, yet Hemingway does not use this word in that sense. From the way that the critic used “organic” in his writing, we can see that it has a much more emotional and connotative meaning. The synonyms such as integrated, harmonious, and coordinated can all be much deeper meanings to explain how truly raw Janie and Tea Cakes relationship was in Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. As the critic uses this word in the text, his claim tells more than intending because “organic” describes Janie and Tea Cake’s entire relationship. All this is relating to their emotional input with in each others lives. Here, we can see that organic describes the entire message of Their Eyes Were Watching God. Throughout the entire book, Janie searches for love with raw emotion and a feeling of want, yet she doesn’t find this with her two lovers before Tea Cake. If a book is about what the protagonist can find in life, the harmonious relationship that she finds and creates with Tea Cake…show more content…
Somebody wanted her to play. Somebody thought it was natural for her to play,” (Hurston 116-117). Here, Tea Cake is proving that, even before their relationship started, he had always seen her as an equal. Hurston uses “glowing” to describe Janie’s internal thoughts on this new feeling of being seen as a human rather than the stereotypes of a woman. This word has a denotative meaning of providing light, but Hurston uses it to describe Janie as having deep satisfaction. Words like tingle, beam, thrill could all be used in a similar context as “glowing”. Janie has never been treated as an equal, so here the foreign sense is exciting her. Through all this evidence, it can be seen that Robert Hemingway correctly analyzes one of the main messages of Their Eyes Were Watching God as the importance of organic relationships between men and women. By Tea Cake proving himself that he sees Janie as his equal in the evidence from Hurston’s book, it shows that Hemingway is correct about one of the main messages about the book. Hemingway stated that women found the organic relationship with men when they had agreement between equals, so that also proves what Janie found, and also the main actualization of the book. While Hurston uses “Somebody” quite repetitively in the text, this shows that she is eager and persistent in explaining the difference and

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