Analysis Of Hurston 's ' The Eyes Were Watching God ' Essay

1940 Words Mar 25th, 2016 8 Pages
During one time or another one will go about trying to find their one and true love. Similarly, in Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie searches to gain unconditional and true love like that between the pear tree and its surroundings in Nanny 's backyard. As a result of her quest for this love Janie realizes that although her marriage with Tea Cake was far from perfect, it worked for her as she found and realized that true love does exist. Hurston by no way wants us to aspire to be like them but shows the coming together of two individuals to create something much bigger. Hurston displays Janie 's chase after her vision of ideal love through the use of symbolism and nature imagery to show that as love strengthens perfection loses its meaning. Janie starts her journey of finding true love by creating an idea of what true love is. Janie’s first naive view on love is developed when “She was stretched on her back beneath the pear tree...when...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” (Hurston 11). Intrigued by the harmony of the nature around her she aspires to find love like the bee and the blossom. As a result she begins to see the perfect marriage consisting of the perfect harmony of two people like the nature…

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