Southern Wild Comparison

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Do you believe the concept of true love, companionship, or just someone just right for you? The 2012 film “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, which was directed by Benh Zeitlin, and the 1937 novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God”, which was written by Zora Neale Hurston, have several similarities. Similarities such as protagonist traits, relationships, influences of the past, and the problem of storms make both of the stories much so. Janie from “Their Eyes Were Watching God” is an African-American woman who wants to find someone who she can love, and Hushpuppy from “Beasts of the Southern Wild” is also an African-American girl who wishes to get stronger in order to live with her dad in “The Bathtub”.

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Janie’s mom became an alcoholic after being raped by her own teacher. When Janie was left alone, Nanny took janie in and took care of her herself. If I were to imagine Janie with her mother if she didn’t leave, I would think that Janie would be a bit more obedient. As for hushpuppy’s mom, she left when Hushpuppy was still young. If Hushpuppy was still with her mother, I would think she would be a bit more feminine. Not to much of a change, however, because there were scenes where Hushpuppy was still talking to her mother as if she was there with her.

Both stories focus on a storm’s climax to advance the story, in which they proceed to lose something right after. For Janie, she loses Tea Cake because of a rabid dog during the storm. It isn’t right on the spot when he died, but the storm had a factor in his death. As for Hushpuppy, she loses her everyday life in the bathtub, where fireworks and parties make everyone happy. She also loses majority of her neighbors. I think the storms symbolize advancement because the protagonists matured and grown a lot after the storm, Janie being satisfied and Hushpuppy being

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