She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except me" (130). Myrtle on the other hand is having affairs with Tom in order to feel the satisfaction of being in the upper class. Myrtle loved her husband Mr. Wilson when they got married, but she got very disappointed by her husband’s lack of money and the social status that she is suffering in for eleven years. Now she is regretting the day she married with him, her sister Catharine says “She really ought to get away from him.
Logan would then get her to help him with his framework, and make her feel less than what she should be feeling. In the book, it is stated that “she knew now that marriage did not make love. Janie’s first dream was dead, so she became a woman”. Janie believed that the marriage between herself and Logan was dead so she set out to find a new love. Janie eventually meets her
Janie learned the hard way that you actually have to love someone for your marriage to go anywhere and last long. Her first run through was with Logan. Janie only married him because of her grandma and for “protection”. We know this because Nanny tells Janie “‘Tain’t Logan Killicks Ah wants you to have, baby, it’s protection.”(Hurston 15) That was her first mistake, she married someone she didn’t even love and look how long that marriage last. Her second marriage was a little bit better at first but she began to slowly realize that she didn’t love Joe either.
The horizon is a major symbol representing Janie’s lifelong search for happiness. Nanny did not approve of Janie’s ideal happiness. She was determined to force Janie to live the way she wanted her to; a way that Nanny never got to live. She wanted Janie to marry someone who would sit her on a pedestal and praise her. However, that is not what Janie fantasized.
As we know, when Janie had to marry Logan she gets her dreams of a beautiful and happy marriage crushed. All the dreams she had for a happily ever after was washed away with marrying him “She knew now that marriage did not make love. / Janie’s first dream was dead, so she became a woman.” And earlier we see that she felt he was “was desecrating the pear tree” but did not know how to tell her Nanny, so she just “hunched over and pouted at the floor”. So as tie goes on things go as expected and she meets someone named Jody Startks. And even though he did not meet the standard of her pear tree, he seemed like a better option than what was in her life at the moment.
Mrs. Derby , Clay’s step mother who he do not like, married Mr. Derby even though she is in love with another slave on the plant. Polly is a indentured girl that has to pay have Mr. Derby for her dead parent, that Mr. Derby puts in charge to teach Amari their ways. Polly did not like Amari at first
Although these three relationships never lasted, through each relationship Janie was able to grow. Young Janie’s first marriage was with a man named Logan Killicks. It was not Janie’s choice to marry him, but was her grandmother’s request. Janie said she would learn to love him, but never does because Logan was repulsing to Janie and he eventually put her through manual labor. Even so,
Throughout the book, Janie finds herself struggling against intimidating men who attempt to victimize her into a powerless role. It is not confrontation that keeps Janie strong, but her retreat into silence that makes her strong. Through her hardships, Janie finds her true identity and the ability to control her voice. Janie uses speech as a vehicle for liberation through her marriages with Logan Killicks, Joe Starks, and Vergible Woods.
He is insensitive and would rather harm his own family (Gradesaver.com...1) Another example of irony occurs in the way that Madame Valmonde didn 't have a child of herself and one day while her husband was riding he comes upon a child just asleep next to a stone pillar (Chopin...Pg. 1) The family adopted the girl that had no family. “Madame Valmonde abandoned every speculation but the one that Desiree had been sent to her by a beneficent Providence to be the child of her affection” (Chopin...Pg. 1) To wind up my essay. “Desiree’s Baby was written by Kate Chopin and she talks about the issues people had back then with racism and gender.
Finding true love can be hard, but making sure you don 't lose yourself throughout the way can be even harder. In the novel The Great Gatsby a character named Daisy struggles to find out who she truly loves after she reunites with someone she loved years ago and her husband. In the other novel Their Eyes Are Watching God the main character Janie struggles to find true love because he is just settling for less and letting others choose her life for her. Women 's strong ambitions of finding true love can make them lose themselves throughout the way. To begin, Daisy in the novel the great gatsby struggles weather she wants her husband or her first love.
Although, Janie initially married Logan only to grant Nanny’s wish, Janie believed that she can truly love Logan one day because “Husband and wives always loved each other” (Hurston 21). As a result, Logan’s house became Janie’s first destination to find her love. However, as time went by, Janie began to feel that her marriage is not the marriage she had fantasized about for the past years. Thus, Janie constantly believed that she cannot be content with Logan. One day, when Janie was at the barn peeling potatoes, she encounters a man named Joe Starks, the second and final evil knight.
“But Nanny, Ah wants to want him sometimes. Ah don’t want him to do all de wantin’.” (Hurston.23) But as you read in the previous paragraph, Nanny did not think much of Janie’s comment about love. “Ah hope you fall on soft ground” (Hurston.25) Logan Killicks had sixty acres of successful farmland which was perfect “soft ground” in case Janie fell. Despite the provided financial support and good treating during the first year of marriage, Logan wanted Janie to help him with the farming work. This in turn made her feel used and unloved.
Chapter 9&10 “God never meant 'em tuh try tuh stand by theirselves. Joe, Janie 's husband had died & lots of men came by to check on her, telling her that a woman needs help and couldn 't make it on her own without a man. Some had been friends & associates of Joe Starks the mayor. The quote "But she had been whipped like a cur dog, and run off down a back road after thing” is an example of simile. It is comparing Janie who is a human into something that has been taught to cater to the master.
Kolter McLaughlin Skeeter is 22 years old with a father that works at the cotton plantation. Wanting to be a writer, but her mother thinks otherwise, saying “you should find a guy and become a wife”. With her thoughts of what her mother wants and what she wants, she goes out with some friends and finds Stuart (the Senator’s son). As soon as Stuart finds out about Skeeter’s learnings in Civil Rights, he ends his relationship rather quickly saying he needs a break. Eugenia Skeeter Phelan is a great writer and a fantastic, wonderful, and mesmerizing person who is willing to work to help the black people in the society during the Jim Crow laws.
In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie is a main character whose outward existence conforms, and her inward life questions. This tension helps to evolve the author’s theme of the importance of individuality and how individuality creates happiness. Janie experiences most of her life in trying to conform, and grows to despise it. Once free, she becomes herself and becomes happy. Early in the novel, Janie marries Logan Killicks.