Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston: Character Analysis

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“To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return." Their Eyes Were Watching God is a 1937 novel by African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston. The novel is about the main character Janie Crawford's ripening from a vibrant, but voiceless, teenage girl into a woman with her finger on the trigger of her own destiny. Throughout Janie's life she searches for true, unconditional love. In her search she experiences different types of love which include a love that is protective by her grandmother and Logan while Joe Starks provides a possessive love.The love that has the most impact on Janie's life is her love of Tea Cake Woods because he is the love of her life. True love allows Janie to slowly gain independence and strength because of the relationships she has been in.…show more content…
This protective love that Nanny bestows on Janie serves as the driving force behind Nanny's plot to arrange Janie's marriage to Logan. Logan has attained a similarly protective love, like the love provided by Nanny. Logan represents security for Janie, as he owns a 60-acre potato farm.Joe provides a possessive love towards Janie. Joe views Janie as his possession, his trophy wife. He expects Janie to follow his orders. These types of love are not what Janie
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