Each of Janie’s husbands in Their Eyes were watching God changed her in some way. The three relationships help Janie grows as a person in the novel. Logan was Janie’s first husband. Janie’s grandmother arranged for Janie to marry him so he could take care of her. Janie does not love Logan, but believes that with time she will fal in love with him.
Her selflessness and strength shows as soon as she is introduced, in which she is conveyed as the leader of the family. While nearly all the characters outwardly express what they dream of doing with the money, Mama states that she desires to put money away for Bethena’s school, or “just give it to the church or something.” (Hansberry, 1315) Later, she states that she would like to purchase a house; all in efforts to create a better atmosphere for her family. (Hansberry, 1303) She sustains herself as a very determined, leading, and assertive woman as she continues to guide her family through their hardship. Her character is very crucial in these circumstances because of the family’s tendency to draw and thrive off of her
Even though Harry and Joe tried to adjust and enjoyed to new circumstances, for Thula from rich wheat-farming family Boulder City was a bleak and desolate place. Moreover, Thula felt inferior to her twin sister who lived a nice house in Seattle. While Thula was tired of hardships of life, eventually she gave vent to her pent-up feelings against her stepson and asked Harry to live apart from ten-year-old Joe. In fact, Thula regarded Joe as an eyesore because she became unable to make a living.
The film shows that one day while she was looking for a job, she left her son with her mother. Knight’s mother was nowhere to be found when she got home and her son was with a man, assumed to be Michelle’s father, which was drunk and not properly watching after her son. This scene lead me to believe that she did not have the best upbringing and she somewhat did not get along with her parents. She was also raising a son by herself. It was made very clear, in this film, that Michelle loved her son and was a good
Every day she sows a death shawl for her father in law, and each night she unwinds her progress, telling the suitors that she will choose a husband when she is done sowing. She tricks the cunning Odysseus into revealing himself. Penelope knows that as a woman in her own right, she has no political or economic power. It is, ultimately, her father’s decision whom she will marry, and her own son pressures her into remarriage so he can inherit his father’s land. If Penelope had been able to be a powerful single woman, would she have remained loyal to Odysseus?
With both parents being immensely inadequate, Ree has no guardian to rely on for assistance or advice. Ree is forced to raise 2 of her siblings, who she deeply cares for by herself. Essentially Ree has to be Sonny and Harold’s parents due to the fact that they have no adequate parent. This forces Ree to remain present in their lives for a minimum of 10 years at the least, which will eliminate her dream of joining the army. A key component of the novel is Ree’s feeling of being alone in the whole ordeal of her father missing.
Of Mice And Men Struggles were afoot among the American population during the depression, once again, leaving the woman without choices. John Steinbeck demonstrated the restrictions and life of women within the great depression through Curley’s wife, her mother, society, and her own American dream. Curley’s wife has no choices in what she can do or her future. Her power is limited to the men working at the farm, and even then she can barely control their jobs.
Ed dreams about achieving something and making his mother proud, which is something quite far from reality for Ed. His mother Bev constantly reminds Ed of what a failure he is and how he has achieved nothing in life over the course of the novel. Ed 's three siblings are all regarded as better than Ed, Bev shows her disappointment in Ed when she says: “You couldn 't be as good as any of them. As good as tommy even”. Ed fears he never will live up to his mothers expectations set by his siblings, so he begins to accept it and takes in all the abuse his mother gives him as he is quoted saying: "Just blame me, Ma", after he forgets to pick up a coffee table for his mother.
It begins with Emma Lou’s father Jim, The first man to impact her, whose absence while she is growing up strengthens her color consciousness. Her Family never tells her that Jim was driven away by Her Mothers parents. This, and the fact that his name is regularly cursed in her house, leads her to believe that Jim left on his own primarily, she assumes, because of the darkness of his daughter. These thoughts are only further affirmed with the introduction of Aloysius, her self-hating step-father, who abhors his own blackness. Emma Lou’s color consciousness only continues to intensify as Aloysius’s hatred for Negros is put out on her.
His mom weights him to land a position by belligerence that "There are no unmoving delivers [God's] Kingdom," to which Harold fundamentally watches, "I'm not in His Kingdom" (Hemingway, 151). What's more, he's most certainly not. The world he found amid World War I had no hand of God in it. His mom then watches that the various young men "simply your age" are settling down and turning out to be "truly a worthy representative for the group". This notices back to the first section of the story, in which Harold watches a photo of himself with his clique siblings, all donning indistinguishable hair styles and collars.
No longer could she enter into a convent, and she was forced to live with her father and later her sister and brother-in-law. After Claude’s death, Marie did not gain any of the benefits of being a widow. In her brother in-law’s shop, she was subject to his rules and his work. Her business-like mind allowed her to keep books and inventory, which placed her ahead of most women. Even so, she was thrust into a position that she did not want to be in, thus placing her in a more marginalized state.
With a little side romance of a cold hearted lawyer, met his old love and law partner who are both assigned to Anna’s case, this story truly dives deep into dynamics of a family. “Either this girl loses her sister, I think, or she’s going to lose herself”. Picoult, writes this book from the point of view of everyone, from Anna, to Julia and Campbell, to Jesse, with each of these chapter switches changes fonts of the story (which can get kind of annoying). Eight days is how long this novel takes, eight days to change a lie, destroy another, a story that is not to take likely. Anna would do anything for Kate, and Kate for Anna (if she was able too), as each of them are willing to die for the other, with an ending that will tear your heart out, nothing will make you want to lie in a pool of your own tears than this heart wrenching
Self-discovery is essential to a prosperous life. In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie, the main character, discovers who she is through her relationships. Janie learns from each of her experiences, but the most significant are her husbands: Logan, Jody, and Tea Cake. Each of these people attempt to control her thoughts and actions, but Janie rebels against them. Janie stands up for what she believes in, and through these confrontations, she better understands herself.
Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God displayed a forever long journey of Janie Crawford. Set in the 1930’s Janie was expected to marry and have children. However, Janie’s idea of marriage was a bit different than her concerned Nanny’s. Nanny did not want her granddaughter, Janie, to be a house maid as she was.
She eventually unknowingly obsesses over the wallpaper, which is her way of trying to escape her husband. According to Barbra Welter, who published an article for American Quarterly, women of the times did not have the luxury of thinking for themselves, for “when she bestows her greatest treasure upon her husband, from that time on [she] is completely dependent upon him, an empty vessel, without legal or emotional existence of her own”