Essay on A Universal Position Of Women

1245 Words Nov 16th, 2016 5 Pages
The main character, Janie, portrays a southern black woman, even though she is black , a universal position of women play a major role in her development. A universal theme of women are reiterated and reinforced through the series of three relationships with three men. These men play an important role in Janie’s life long search of independence.She has had good times and bad times with Logan Killicks, Joe Starks, and Tea Cake, the three different men she has been married to. Throughout her life Janie has had to overcome the many challenges and roles that her community and society has put her through, such as being submissive, having to marry, and depending on men. In the novel with Janie having to be seen as a woman who is acquiesce with no say in anything plays a role in who she becomes over all. At she does not stand up for herself when Mr. Starks says that she can not do something, such as making a speech She sits back and lets Mr. Starks run her life, tell her what she can and can 't do. When Hurston writes, “Thank yuh fuh yo’ compliments, but mah wife don 't know nothin’ ‘bout no speech makin’. Ah never married her for nothin’ lak dat. She’s uh woman and her place is in deh home. ”(43) “Mah wife don 't know nuthin’ ‘bout no speech makin,” proves that Jody doesn 't think of Janie as an equal spouse in their relationship.” Ah never married her for nothin’ lak dat. She’s uh woman and her place is in deh home,” draws a picture that is saying Jody expects Janie to be…

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