Their Eyes Were Watching God Theme Analysis

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You wake up beside your significant other as if it were any other day; then look them in the eyes and utter the words “Good morning!”. You are overwhelmed with joy by the mere company of your spouse for it is the morning after your wedding night and the dream of obtaining the level of companionship in which you yearned becomes a reality. In Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God the main character Janie pursues the quest of finding companionship in means of a husband. Zora Neale Hurston’s work includes many salient themes. The overlying theme of Their Eyes Were Watching God does not become evident until the last chapter of the novel. The perception of the ideal idea that love and relationships lead to happiness versus the idea that sadness comes from lonely and disconsolate independence that is socially scrutinized is proven…show more content…
"Ah done been tuh de horizon and back and now Ah kin set heah in mah house and live by comparisons. Dis house ain 't so absent of things lak it used tuh be befo ' Tea Cake come along.” (Hurston Chapter 20). Janie states this within the last few pages of the novel to demonstrate how although she has loved and experienced much in life she finally realizes she feels content on her own. However it did take a lifetime for her to find god and true happiness. Zora Neale Hurston Portrays multiple sublime themes and ideas in her classic 1937 novel. Janie Crawford, the main character, desires love throughout her life in hopes to find the companion of her life to match the familiar ideal that love and successful relationships lead to true happiness. Through her relationships with Vergible “Tea Cake” Woods and Joe Starks she finally discovers a contradicting revelation that she feels genuinely satisfied alone. The accounts of these three characters help implement the theme throughout the
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