Their Eyes Were Watching God Essay

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Their Eyes Were Watching God by author Zora Neale Hurston is a very intriguing story about the trials and tribulations a women named Janie had to go through in her life. Zora Neale Hurston was born January 7th 1891 to her father John Hurston and her mother Lucy Ann Hurson. Some of Zora Neale Hurston's works include Jonah’s Gourd Vine, Mules and Men, Seraph on the Suwanee, and Moses, Man of the mountain. Zora Neale Hurston died January 28th 1960. In Their Eyes were watching god Zora Neale Hurston presents numerous examples of irony, several metaphors and much symbolism. Irony is used many times throughout the story such as when it is revealed that Nanny wanted Janie's mom to become a teacher even though a teacher rapped Janie’s mother. Irony is also used when Joe shows Mrs. Tony concern even though he never really shows any to his wife. Dramatic Irony is used in certain chapters when life is depicted as on the muck which is better than what Janie had before. Finally irony is represented in Tea Cakes death because he is the one that taught Janie how to shoot. There are many metaphors in the story such as when Jaine compares herself to a pear tree. Metaphors are also used when in chapter two Nanny compares black women to mules. In chapter one a metaphor is used when Jaine's hair is compared to rope. The strongest metaphor in the story is the pear tree itself. It is the pear tree that make Jaine realize the true meaning of love. There are many instances of symbolism in Their Eyes Were Watching God. The first example of symbolism in the story will be Janie's hair. Throughout the period of the story Janie has to keep her hair in a kerchief because her husband is jealous and controlling. However once he passes away she lets her hair down symbolizing her freedom. The second example would be the sign which symbolizes revitalization. Throughout the story the sun is

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