Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston Character Analysis

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The novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston presents Janie Crawford: a woman who learns through her marriage that her mind has no importance to a man as she enters her second marriage. She leaps into the arms of a man named Joe Starks hoping for change and a new love to blossom. However, Janie was constantly trapped in a cage of submission by Joe constantly never being able to do what she liked; only being able to remain perched on a high chair looking over the world she longed to be a part of. This continued until Death took hold of his life 20 years later. “‘Mah own mind had tuh be squeezed and crowded out tuh make room for yours in me’” says Janie to Joe as he lies on his deathbed. (Hurston 86). Janie’s thoughts were thrown

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