Their Eyes Were Watching God Essay

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In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, the main character Janie goes through a series of different relationships with three very different men. As time goes by, and her husbands change, she starts learning more and more about herself. In the beginning of the story, she has no confidence and hardly knows how to live her life, but by the end of the story, she is strong-minded and pleased with the way her life turned out. Before she knew how her life was going to turn out, Janie was married at a very young age to a much older man named Logan Killicks. It was not Janie’s choice to marry at such an early age, nor was Logan a man of her choice. Her Grandmother, in fact, decided to marry her off as soon as she found out that Janie had shown a slight interest in the opposite sex. “She saw a dust-bearing bee sink into the sanctum of a bloom; the thousand sister-calyxes arch to meet the love embrace and the ecstatic shiver of the tree from root to tiniest branch creaming in every blossom and frothing with delight. So this was a marriage! She had been summoned to behold a revelation”. This was when Janie first envisioned love of any sort, and ended up kissing a boy she saw soon after, which was when her grandmother finds out of her liking. Unfortunately for Janie, she was not ready, nor did she want to marry anyone at this time in her life, especially if it was to someone old enough to be an elderly uncle of hers. After her marriage to Logan Killicks, Janie was forced to work on the fields with him and follow all of his orders. As soon as she saw someone else who had an interest in her, it didn’t take long for her to pack her bags and leave her then husband behind for that new man. Joe Starks was a younger, well-dressed, wealthy black man that came strolling by Logan Killicks farm, complimenting and flattering Janie while she was out working on the

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