Their Eyes Were Watching God Comparative Essay

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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston shows the growth of Janie Crawford, a woman of African American and White mix; who searches for true love when she saw bee pollenating on a flower when she was in her teens. As the novel progresses Janie goes through three marriages. Those husbands have showed their power as the man of household in their own way. Either they would use hurtful words or use physical force to some extent. Janie had go to through “trial and error” with her marriages. The Awakening by Kate Chopin explains the story of Edna Pontellier who is a wife with an independent demeanor and seeks to find love outside of her current marriage. During the course of the works Edna has encountered men that have tried control her. The men Edna has encountered didn’t understand Edna’s need for independence. In connection both Edna and Janie share the same ideas but their paths are different. Both women live in a very different society with the similarity of living under a male dominate society. Janie’s first marriage is with Logan Killicks. Logan Killicks is a potato farmer with sixty acres of land. Both got married so that Janie is protected with someone older. Logan is old and grumpy and sees Janie as a spoiled child who needs to learn to be a farm wife.…show more content…
4 of Tea Cake, Robert was kind in a way and should little control to Edna. In part that Edna knows her freedom is a stretch away. Robert shares similar ideas to Leonce, but is slightly different from Tea Cake.
In connection both Edna and Janie share the same ideas but their paths are different. Both women live in a very different society with the similarity of living under a male dominate society. Janie lives in the 20th Century during the rise of Jim Crow in Southern U. S.A. Edna lives during the early 1900’s. Even though they live in different societies their roles and rights are the same with the fact that all women were living under the strict control of a male in their
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