Analysis Essay of Their Eye's Were Watching God

618 Words Apr 3rd, 2012 3 Pages
Love plays a very important role in “Their Eyes Were Watching God”. Janie spent the majority of her young life looking for love. She thought of love just as she thought of the springtime, sunny days, bright skies, a bee pollinating pear tree flower. Through the course of her three marriages she searched for this kind of perfect love.

Logan Killicks couldn't give this kind of love to Janie; he may not have loved her at all. To him, Janie was just another working set of hands. He treated her almost like another man. He was inconsiderate of her feelings, her hopes, and her dreams. Logan worked Janie hard; he made her do all kinds of things that only men should have to do. He was even going to make her plow the field, which is a job
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Tea Cake let her be herself. He loved her just the way she was. He encouraged her to be what she wanted to be, to follow her dreams, her thoughts, and her aspirations. Janie had finally found her bee. Tea Cake was the perfect bee for her bloom. She loved him with all of her heart. They had the kind of everlasting love that she had longed for all her life.

Tea Cake one day rescued Janie from a mad dog, but was bitten in his heroic effort. For a few months there was no effect, but when the rabies hit him, it was unbearable. It eventually got so bad that Tea Cake tried to kill Janie. He did this not out of hate for her but because of the mad dog within him. There was no way out for her. She desperately wished for things to be the way they used to be, but those wishes were not answered. She eventually shot and killed Tea Cake. Janie was tried for murder, but was emancipated because everyone knew that what she did was an act of love. She simply didn't want him to suffer any more.

Janie searched for the special love that she saw between the bee and the bloom for a long time. She finally found it in Tea Cake, but had to kill him. Killing him was probably the biggest act of love made in her whole life. She found the love she was looking

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