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In Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston Janie searches for true love. The reader is given a glimpse into Janie's life with a reference to the men she has known

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Introduction

Rebecca Deville 1/5/07 Hour 6 Their Eyes Were Watching God What is love? The definition of love is defined by a warm liking or affection for a person, affectionate devotion. Love to most people is indescribable; they just know their in love. In Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston Janie searches for true love. The reader is given a glimpse into Janie's life with a reference to the men she has known; Logan, who she was forced to marry, Joe, who she ran off with, and Tea Cake who she fell in love with. Janie's three husbands are all very different, yet at the same time, alike. Janie's first marriage was to Logan Killicks. Janie's grandmother forced her to marry him because he was financially stable, unlike Janie. ...read more.

Middle

He spoke for change and chance." (pg. 29), which is what attracted Janie to him. In a way Joe was Janie's ticket away from Logan. As time went on Joe accomplished what he wanted to do and his days became systematic. The degrading comments between Janie and Joe only drove resentment between them. Janie grew strength and lashed back, showing that she was growing into her own person and finding her voice. Janie Knew that she had not found her love at all, "She had neither any glistening young fruit where he the petals used to be."(pg. 72) When Joe died, Janie seemed to think of him as a dream, a distant memory. "To my thinkin' mouring oughtn't thuh last no longer'n grief" (pg. ...read more.

Conclusion

(pg. 128) Janie found the everlasting that she had longed for so long. After Tea Cake died "She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and dropped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see," (pg. 193) Janie was done changing, she found herself and was ready for peace. Janie's three men were all very different, yet they were all Janie's husbands at one point in her life. Although they behaved differently in lifestyles as well in their relationships with Janie, they all shared certain similarities. Janie learned and grew with all three marriages. There were ups and downs, highs and lows but in the end Janie came out strong by having her own identity and voice. ...read more.

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