Instead of just telling Phoebe what happened, Janie decides to tell Pheoby her life story. Janie’s main focus on her storytelling is about her three marriages. She starts off with her first marriage with Logan. Janie was forced by her grandmother to marry Logan. After marrying Logan, Janie tries to love him but she can’t show affection towards him.
Nonetheless, one of the biggest obstacles that Janie faced in the novel was the belief associated with women: “inferior.” When I was a little girl, I quickly learned of this primitive idea. At the ripe old age of 6, I was playing in a sandbox and was suddenly struck with surprise when a little boy stole the toy that I was playing with. I approached him, and said, “Why did you take my toy? I was playing with it!”
Love possesses all kinds of meanings, there isn't one type of love that people in the world search for. In the novels The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Both authors display the search for an individual's desired love. However, Fitzgerald's story goes through Gatsby's love for Daisy along with the struggles and conflicts he has to face to attempt to get her love, while Hurston's story presents Janie, who is introduced to love, then desires it by searching for love through various relationships with men and how her experiences change her definition of love. Fitzgerald makes use of the green light to symbolize how the longing for love can be complex.
Their Eyes Were Watching God is full of many topics that would still be considered controversial today. One of the most important that Hurston decides to expand upon is the gender inequality/feminism portrayed in the novel. Gender inequality, and just gender in general, is a very important theme in Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, and through this theme Janie has the internal conflict of whether she should be a free and independent woman or if she should stick to the traditional womanly roles that were expected at the time. Throughout the novel Janie breaks stereotypical feminine roles by marrying three times, to men who were very different from each other. During her first marriage to Logan, Janie not only had to struggle to
Navpreet Kaur Ms. DeKoven ERWC January 13th, 2018 The Eyes Were Watching God According to Domestic violence Statistics, “Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten. Around the world, at least one in three women has been beate , coerced into sex or otherwise.” Thinking about this disturbing reality, why are ladies being sincerely and physically persecuted in our general public?
Nanny is successfully able to convince her granddaughter through her own traumatic experiences and make her feel “sympathy” as she tells Janie she doesn’t want her life to be spoiled like her own life was. At first, Janie refuses to marry Logan Killicks. Nanny being the older one, defends herself by saying “put me down easy” since she can no longer care for Janie and only her wish is for Janie to get married and be protected from the dangers she and her own daughter faced. By calling herself a “cracked plate” Nanny further elucidates that she went through many hardships in her own life and wants to do the right thing for her granddaughter by
Feminism- the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes, the novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” was aimed to be a feminist novel, however it wasn’t a feminist novel because of how Janie depended on her husband, and because of how Janie chose her husband 's. Due to those factors the novel turned out to be a regular novel instead of a feminist novel. Janie was so dependent on her husband’s that she couldn’t really take care of herself.
Janie’s grandma made efforts to warn Janie of the systematic hardship she’ll endure as woman of color. (p.14) Nanny essentially told her that in terms of societal value, black women were the most taken for granted, for they’re the “mules uh de world” as far as she knew. Nanny was constantly urging Janie to find a man because of this. She believed that a man could better her granddaughter, whether there was requited love or not, by providing security and financial stability. Janie tried to refute this idea that only a man could complete her life.
Dealing with an alcoholic single mother and endless hours of working at Heather Nursing Home to raise money for college, and high-school. janie Hannagan has bigger problems since she was eight years old, she has been pulled into people’s dreams, witnessing their recurring fears, fantasies and secrets. With the help of mrs. Stubbin an old lady from the nursing home , Janie discovers that she is a dream catcher with the ability to help others resolve their haunting dreams. After taking an interest in former bad boy Cabel, she must distinguish between the monster she sees in his nightmares and her romantic feelings for him.
Is it worth risking everything in order to be happy? In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, an African American woman named Janie makes many challenging decisions in order to be happy. This novel takes place in the 1920’s which creates many obstacles that Janie must overcome in order to achieve happiness. There are many stereotypes and inequalities during this time that make life extremely difficult for Janie. Although Janie allows others to mistreat her at points throughout the novel, she is overall an excellent role model for young readers because she overcomes several stereotypes of African American females during this time period, and she makes many difficult decisions based solely on her own happiness.
Over the decades, women have progressively moved towards embracing independence. The role of women has transformed as females everywhere are breaking the social stigma and the stereotypical obligations the world has put on them. From the duty of housewife to the position of CEO, opportunities for women have grown into a plethora of possibilities that is never ending. In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston prolifically displays Janie’s metamorphosis as a female in the Post Civil-War era.
Their Eyes Were Watching God tells the story of Janie Crawford- a light-skinned black woman raised by her grandmother-Nanny- in Florida during the 1920’s. The novel documents her trials and tribulations as she blooms into womanhood and navigates the twisting roads of life and love. Along the way she learns several invaluable lessons and grows into her own person. But, without a doubt, the single most important epiphany Janie experiences during the course of this novel is realizing that security and love are not the same thing.
Throughout the book it is made apparent that Janie is not focused on being the first wife in her family but rather falling in love. This conflicts with the ideas and hopes that Nanny has for Janie. The hopes and ideas Nanny has set for Janie are shaped by her traumatic experiences from her youth. This leads to the main conflict between Janie and her Nanny. Janie tries to do whatever she can to please Nanny and this leads her to sacrifice some of her happiness.
The feminist theory is based on finding and exposing negative attitudes toward women in literature. Their goal is to reveal the reality of how women get portrayed in literature due to the fact that most literature presents an inaccurate view of women and are most of the time minimized. In the Catcher in the Rye there is a few female characters such as Sunny, the girls at the club, and Sally who are put in situations that show nothing but stereotypes and puts them in a bad spot throughout the novel. J.D Salinger decides to put some of the female characters in situations that can cause those who read this novel to think bad or leave readers with a bad image of women. This bad image on women is due to the fact that he decided to portray some of