In "Their Eyes Were Watching God," Zora Neale Hurston. Writes a novel were Janie, the main character, finds herself into two unpredictable marriages. Were one was give and the other was chosen. Nevertheless, Janie is unable to find her true love, which cause her to fail on understanding the idealistic reality of marriage. Logan killicks is they unattractive husband of Janie. Chosen for her by her nanny, Logan Killicks is Janie's first husband. Logan Killicks is a hardworking man and owns plenty of land with a suitable house for Janie. Nanny also thinks Logan Killicks is safe and protective. Mr.Killicks has his own customs and beliefs because he is in older man and has been doing the same schedule his whole life. Janie is a young women that …show more content…
Chosen by Janie, Joe Starks is assured, persuasive and possessive. He’s the mayor of eatonville and is liked and disliked by the porch people. Joe and Janie own a grocery store and a post office. Joe Starks likes his cigars, money and to show off how manly he is. He’s also believed not to be religious because their is no indication that his a church man. Though Joe Starks married Janie to let other see he can achieve to get a young and beautiful women. As well as to make his ego more strong. Even though he doesn’t like Janie for who she is, or maybe he doesn't show it, Joe is a protective man of what he owns. Janie thinks Joe is the perfect man for her. That he can pleasure her a much as the the tree. As time pass Janie grows tired of waiting and being with Joe. Still she stays with him because she has the hope that he will change. Joe Starks in the other hand sees Janie as his ticket to get know by more people, including the porch people, and to recieve more property. He like demanding Janie, “Janie, Ah reekon you better go fetch me dem old black gaiters,”(C.6 P.57) but deep inside he still feels something for Janie. Their respected because Joe is mayor and Janie is Mrs.Mayor Janie. That doesn't stop the porch people from gossiping behind their
In the story “their eyes were watching god” by Zora Neale Hurston, A feminist lens portrays that Joe’s greedy lifestyle limited his wife’s opportunities, thus defining him as a man who is selfishly obsessed with Money and power, clearly seen through the Marxist lens. The porch sitters were enjoying their daily routine when they heard Matt Bonner’s mule braying at the edge of the woods. They decided to catch the mule and have some fun. Joe then tells someone to go tell Matt that the wants to speak with him. While they go tell Matt to come talk to Joe, Janie was sent by Joe to fetch his “old black gaiters” because his tan shoes set his “feet on fire” (57).
Quickly over time Janie became Joe’s prized possession when Joe starts to gain more and more power. For example, when Joe was chosen to become mayor of Eatonville, a townsperson asked Janie to make a speech. When Janie begins to speak, she was quickly interrupted by Joe who said, "mah wife don't know nothin' 'bout no speech-makin'. She's uh woman and her place is in de home." What Joe fails to realize
Joe died later that day because of that horse. Miss Jane could not believe her husband was dead. She has spent a larger part of her life with him and has had many great memories. She decided to get rid of all of the horses they had together because every time she saw them she would think of Joe and break down and cry. She had a very hard time getting rid of them but she knew it was for the better
Eventually, Janie decided to leave Logan for another man she met names Joe Starks, and her quest for love continued with her new marriage. Janie was instantly attracted to Joe’s innate power because he gave her hope that she could reach the “horizon” (page 36). Joe took over as mayor of Eatonville and his influence increased dramatically with his improved confidence. He made decisions for Janie, just as her grandmother had, and forbid her from living like every other townsperson. For example, Janie was not allowed to associate with any customers in the store she helped Joe run, she could not wear her hair down in the store, and she had to dress a particular way because of Joe’s raging jealousy.
Their Eyes Were Watching God Janie is being suppressed by her nanny and Jody Starks’ stereotypical view on the role of a woman and only through Tea Cake does she break away from the stereotype that nanny and Jody forced upon her and come into her own. Janie was raised by her grandmother and she dotted on her a lot. Because nanny was a former slave she has a very different perspective on the world. She sheltered Janie her whole life which brought Janie to a stopping point in her development emotionally and as a woman.
As Janie grew to know what kind of person Joe really is her love that she had found started to dissipate yet again. Joe becomes overbearing and demands much from Janie. He his greedy of keeping Janie for only himself. He keeps Janie either always working in the shop or taking care of their home.
The yin-yang in China represents the two sides of a marriage and how they balance each other out: female gentleness by male toughness, female supportiveness by male leadership, and female endurance by male action. Just like the yin-yang, Janie Crawford in Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston has two sides to herself that contradict each other, but make her who she is. In this novel, Janie searches for independence, but in her marriage with Joe Starks, she is unwilling to stand up for herself to gain her independence. To start off, in Janie’s marriage with Joe, she desires freedom as “[she] hurried out of the front gate and turned south” (Hurston 32).
Since Harry didn't want to lose his second wife, Harry submitted it and requested Joe to move out of the house. Joe had to quit the house empty. After moving to schoolhouse, he had to do chores in cookhouse, such as carrying heavy trays of food. During that time, he got dark, gloomy and felt loneliness. Then one day, one of school teachers brought Joe at his lecture about a natural history field trip.
Janie had a very sheltered childhood. She didn’t even know she was black until she was six years old. This causes Janie to be a strong, confident women. She is so confident in herself, she leaves her first husband when he tries to make her work in the field with him. Leaving this husband, Janie marries another man, Joe Starks.
(86). Janie opposes the statement of a man, yet again, by professing that God “told [her]...how surprised y'all is goin' tuh be if you ever find out you don't know half as much bout us as you think you do.” (88). Janie speaks her mind and breaks free from the role of being Joe’s compliant wife by displaying courage and conviction. She also implies that women have a relationship with God in which He confides in
Janie never really had a say of what went on in the town either, she worked in one of the stores Joe Starks had owned. One of the main conflicts of their relationship had to do with double consciousness, constantly battling with struggling to live life like the dominant race and having to deal with their own racial issues. Joe felt equality between him and the white race, which played a part in the ending of their marriage and Janie’s new quest to find
He became materialistic, which was complete contrast from his positive, big hearted Joe. What we learn about Joe is that he is very superficial, he is charmed by Slemmons and easily fooled by people’s façade. Consequently, the conflict intensifies as Joe intends to show of Missie May to Slemmons in the opening of the ice cream parlor. In the text he says, “Go ‘head on now, honey and put on yo’ clothes.
By demanding change, Joe Clark gains power in the relationship between him and Mrs. Levias, but as the relationship goes on there is a few points where she gets extremely frustrated and wants him to release some of that power. In the hallway scene where
They start understanding each other. Joe learns how to love and treat other people from her. Unfortunately, a time comes up that she has to leave joe and go with her auntie Karen. At the same time, he has a championship game. He could not help himself; therefore, he gets injured.
He claimed to treat her better, but after the wedding bells rang, he treated her like dirt. He was too protective of his pride and didn’t want any other man looking at or having his wife. He forced her to work the store, to hide her hair, to be obedient, and he even furiously lashed at her. After Joe realized he was old, he attempted to put Janie down mentally so she wouldn’t realize his appearance. The attempt failed and Janie lashed at him after she had enough.