When relating to someone you hold similar characteristics as them or consociate on a physical or emotional level. In the novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” I partially relate to Pheoby Watson who is apart of the community/outsiders.
Pheoby Watson is the best friend of the main character Janie after she moves to Maitland/Eatonville. Pheoby is married to Sam Watson and quickly becomes Janie’s confidante due to her being affable. She looks up to Janie for love inspiration even though she is quite beneficent with her own love life. In the introduction of the story, gossipers of the community blether Janie about her looks and her reason for returning to Maitland she ran off with TeaCake. Pheoby observed the love between Janie and Joe Starks, but she was only an outsider looking in. She did not know every aspect of their relationship, only a facet that Janie allowed her to see. Based on what she was able to see she believed Joe and Janie had the best love. Janie dismissed …show more content…
I stand on the outside looking in assuming that their love life is everything that they want it to be. I’ve also done as she has and questioned the details in wonder. Just like Janie declined her assumptions, my friends have declined my assumptions and informed me on the mishaps, mistreatment, etc within the relationship. I also view their love life as a love inspiration. Their relationships inspire me for the stories that I write. I manipulate their story for my satisfaction utilizing problems that occur and their feelings toward certain situations. However, just as I relate to Pheoby, I differ from her as well. While on the porch with the other outsiders and members of the community, they all spoke down on Janie. Pheoby kept her response indirect, whereas, her husband directly told them to “shut up” and not to worry about Janie’s whereabouts/business. I, on the other hand, would have spoken in my friend’s defense whether I knew of the truth just yet or
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In society having power and being male gives one respect and makes one more desirable than others, whether they would be desired for relationships or economic needs. However, these people with higher status will often as shown throughout history treat their partners of lesser status as less than a person. In the novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston, with the characters Janie Starks, Joe Starks, Logan Killicks, and Tea Cake, the history how women were treated, and all the way to how women were treated in current times show examples of people with power taking advantage of people of lower power. Having money will manipulate one's way of thinking.
In the novel The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks the author Rebecca Skloot brings up the topic of education various times throughout these seven chapters and thus helps the reader understand what a big discovery it was when Henrietta cells were found to be immortal and the medical revolution it brought. Henrietta Lacks was born August, 21, 1920 as a Loretta Pleasant and is unknown how she became Henrietta Lacks according to Skloot(pg.18) and in the distance future she would eventually visit Hopkins Hospital and inevitably starts the process of how her cells created a medical revolution and a multimillion-dollar industry. January, 29th, 1951 Henrietta went into Hopkins Hospital for a knot she felt in her womb and thus was examined by her doctor Howard Jones and was diagnosed with cervical cancer, in the past year Henrietta knew something was wrong with her but was too scared to go to the hospital for fear they would take her womb but eventually after she had her fifth child Joe that year she went to her local doctor but was referred to Hopkins after her knot tested negative for syphilis. Only a few days later after her visit to Hopkins; Jones got her tests and resulted in that she had Epidermoid Carcinoma of the cervix ,
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, HIPAA, is a common term heard around health care today. HIPAA, a privacy rule to protect a person’s health information, is one of the first things that came to my mind when I read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. This book, written by Rebecca Skloot, was published in 2010, which was after HIPAA was enacted. The story of Henrietta Lacks starts long before HIPAA, and her name was leaked as the source of what became well-known as HeLa cells. HeLa cells are cancer cells that were removed from Henrietta’s cervix, and were subsequently utilized in research for numerous medical discoveries.
Janie’s treatment of Tea Cake shows that she does not consider him to be suitable for a serious relationship. In a sense, she is using him so that she can have fun. Janie’s progress as a person is still being overshadowed by her fear of being judged by her community. She had to make Tea Cake leave after their night at the lake because she knows what people will say if they find out.
During the Harlem Renaissance, people believed that this was a time of discrimination but the African Americans took it as a new type of self-determination and pride within their race, and with excitement for the future they could keep a positive focus which later leads to the civil rights movement of 1964. Which created a nonviolent movement that abolished legalized racial segregation, and discrimination throughout the US. In Zora Neale Hurston's book, Their eyes are watching God, Hurston both reflects and departs from the Harlem Renaissance belief that there is excitement for the future as shown by Janie's accomplishments, Independence as well as struggles with her different husbands and adventures. One way the novel shows a reflection is through independence and a sense of newness.
Zora Neale Hurston, author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, introduces Joe Starks into the novel as a controlling, yet successful man who falls under the control of his own problematic characteristics. These traits influence actions of his which work for and against his favor. Joe is notably prideful; however, his insecurities cause him to verbally and physically mistreat Janie because he feels threatened by her better attributes. Joe’s pride is the drive for his ambition. It motivates him to do various activities that will bring him success, recognition, and admiration from his peers, such as when “he [unwraps] [the street lamp] and [has] it wiped off carefully and put up on a showcase… for everybody [in town] to see” (44).
One major theme authors universally write their stories around concern the power of human relationships. Though writers may take different paths to communicate this, the strength that comes from these unique connections that exist between individuals resonates with everyone. Authors clearly articulate through a myriad of rhetorical devices that maintaining relationships is a fundamental part in personal growth and allows for a stronger sense of self. In finding companionship and comradery. people become capable of evolving and arriving at better understandings of who they are.
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, Janie’s flaws about love continuously brought her to the same ending with all of her husbands, no matter how long the marriage lasted. In The Odyssey, Calypso was trapped on an island to fall in love with men who washed ashore. The fatality of her faults was her over affection and her need for love while being so alone on her island, Ogygia. Their weaknesses are exact opposites, specifically in their relationships with men. The flaws are role in relationship, attachment to men, and lastly, their submissiveness to men.
After asking what Arnold Friend would do, he replies “it won’t last long and you’ll like me the way you get to like people you’re close to”(8). The author’s usage of simile in this situation and choice of words describes Connie’s relationship with her family in terms of Arnold Friend. One can most likely guarantee that getting close to a rapist is not enjoyable and saying that Connie will enjoy getting close to a rapist is the same as getting close to your family justifies how Connie does not have strong relationship with her family, The author’s decision to include this quote in the text describes how the author wants the audience to know that the reason is put in this situation is a result of
Their Eyes Were Watching God “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself” (Shannon L. Alder). Many African American women during the 1930’s including the character Janie Crawford in the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston can strongly relate to this quote. In a time period where several groups of people are being categorized by gender, race and many other factors, Janie overcomes these throughout the novel. The novel addresses the concepts of racism and discrimination, the oppression of women, and finding oneself throughout life.
Foils help to show a main character in a different light. They can be the same as the character or the complete opposite or even be a little of both. This helps the reader to see the good and the bad inside of that certain character to better the understanding of the novel as a whole. In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, the characters of Daisy, Mrs. Bogle, Mrs. Robbins, and Mrs. Turner all act as stereotypical sketches of what it meant to be a black woman during the time period. They each act as a foil to the main character Janie in multiple ways.
1. Unlike Janie’s previous husbands, Tea Cake treats Janie with compassion and respect. In addition, he loves Janie for her personality instead of her looks and her role as a woman (housewife). 2. The speech characteristic that Tea Cake encourages Janie with is truth.
Janie didn 't start living until Joe died and she met Teacake. With Teacake Janie felt alive, they understood and respected each other. Their marriage was full of love and compassion, two things that Janie always wanted. Her marriage with Teacake ended in a tragedy, but Janie felt like she lived a life full of new beginnings, and she was content with that. All the men in Janie’s life
In The Eyes are Watching God, the author Zora Neale Hurston expresses the struggles of women and black societies of the time period. When Hurston published the book, communities were segregated and black communities were full of stereotypes from the outside world. Janie, who represents the main protagonist and hero, explores these communities on her journey in the novel. Janie shows the ideals of feminism, love, and heroism in her rough life in The Eyes. Janie, as the hero of the novel, shows the heroic qualities of determination, empathy, and bravery.