Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, begins by showing what is occurring in the present of the main character’s life. Janie, the main character of this story, is returning to Eatonville, Florida the town she once called home. Upon her return the townspeople gossip about her and make speculations about where she has been. They also wonder what happened to Tea Cake, the young man with whom she ran off. Of all the townspeople, only one person stood up for Janie and did not give in to the gossip.
Janie describes how she noticed Tea Cake not fighting her off as much as she expected. She could have gotten scared hat he was intrigued by Nunkie. The idiom that her fear was growing into tree shows that she was only a little nervous at first but once she watched closely, she realized that she should be worried about Tea Cakes loyalty. Tea Cake not fending Nunkie off as much as Janie expected could actually mean that Janie hoped Tea Cake would avoid contact with any other woman while she was dating him. There was a theme of fear in this chapter since Janie said she was fearful or implied it through her actions in multiple instances.
To his dismay, the same people who accepted his courtesies would ridicule him in the press and in private. It becomes increasingly difficult to separate fact from fiction, but Al Capone’s legend sure lives on and his trademark fedora of influence, still casts its shadow over the Windy City to this
Long story short, she married three men, Logan Killicks, Jody Starks, and Tea Cake. Her first two marriage failed because she didn’t love them as much as she or her grandmother thought. Her relationship with Tea Cake was fine until she senses that he was going to kill him. Instead, she took act and murdered him with a gun. Janie was put on a murder trial and returns to Eatonville.
Death take you all – you and your father” (Euripides 20). Her irrational decision is caused by the misery she is in, and it overrules her rational thinking. The threatening tone she gives her children helps illustrate the fact that she plans to have death take her children & Jason, due to Jason’s betrayal to her. Even her children are endangered due to her irate state of mind. Furthermore, this connects to
A bad storm hits them one day and a dog with rabies bites Teacake. He didn’t know the dog had rabies and ends up crazy and almost shot Janie but she did before he could. In the other story, The Great
The flirting escalated throughout the entire novel to a point where they were kissing and hugging. This disrespect that Mattie displayed to Zeena went beyond trying to steal her husband. Zeena had one favorite dish in the entire house. The pickle dish was one of her most prized possessions. “The cat did break the dish; but I got it down from the china-closet, and I’m the one to blame for its getting broken”(Wharton 89).
When jealousies arise through the flirtation of Nunkie, a girl who takes a liking to Tea Cake, Janie and Tea Cake fight but talk through and express their feelings over the flirtation to one another until each gives in and they become united once more (188–191). This jealousy is completely unlike Jody’s jealousy of men looking at Janie’s hair in the store; where Jody refuses to open up and explain his feelings to Janie because of his pride, Tea Cake and Janie are able to communicate their emotions to one another and resolve the tension. While her other two marriages were action based and emotional deaths of love, the pride that kills Janie’s third marriage is a physical death. Tea Cake pridefully refuses an offer to take Janie and escape from the Everglades before the hurricane comes upon them. Tea Cake tells ‘Lias, who has offered he and Janie a ride out of the Everglades “Man, de money’s too good on the muck.
The cause of Melinda’s dreary mood obviously comes from IT’s abuse. Andy Evans constantly harassing Melinda in the hallways reminds her of the horrid rape and keeps the image in her mind. This is why Melinda cannot wake up from her nightmare and is emotionally unstable. To sum up, Melinda’s dismal mood is greatly portrayed through the metaphors of
Topic Sentence: To begin, Medea’s lets her emotions overcome her when Jason leaves her to marry Glauce the daughter of King Creon. Context #1 (1-2): Jason has just abandoned Medea and his two children for Glauce in attempt to greater his wealth and status. Medea questions herself if she was a good wife to him that he would leave her for a princess:
Some amount of time after Joe dies, Janie marries Tea Cake and has, for the first time, a happy marriage. However, this marriage is still short-lived. Janie is forced to shoot her husband while he is under the influence of rabies in order to save herself. This later leads to a court case, which is the ultimate proving point of Janie's strongest powers: her will and choice. Janie's choice to not “plead to anybody” (Hurston 236) and to only say what she needed to proved her own power.
Throughout "Their eyes were watching God" , the title plays a significant role as it is strongly connected to the plot and the characters of the story . In the book we read "Still, though, Tea Cake, Janie, and most of the other migrant workers remain in the muck, unprepared for the threatening storm. ... The lights go out, the storm rages, and Tea Cake, Janie, and their friends seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God." is pretty much the climax of the story. In other words, the title of the story comes from the observation when Janie and her friends battle with the hurricane . The force that is the reason for the conflict of the story .
Not only does she have an unsuccessful marriage with Logan but she has a futile marriage with Jody Starks as well. At first Jody was the guy of Janie’s dreams. He was nice, articulate, intelligent, and said he would treat Janie like a queen and that working on a farm was no place for lady of her caliber. This enchants Janie and convinces her to run away with Jody. However when running away together Janie realizes Jody is not who he seems to be.