Essay on Analysis Of The Book ' Their Eyes Were Watching God '

1301 Words Nov 16th, 2016 6 Pages
Influence, the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself. The novels and movie - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, a story about a women re-telling her story to her best friend; The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the story of an Afghan boy and his road to redemption; Forrest Gump directed by Robert Zemeckis, a story of a borderline autistic boy living in Greenbow, Alabama and his life journey; The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, a work of metafiction, tells the story of a group of men in the same regiment and their accounts in the Vietnam war - all show how parents/guardians influences affect one’s life. Parents/guardians influence the outcome of one’s life choices.
Sometimes in wanting the best for one’s child, parents/guardians try to carve the best path for them; however, when it ends up having negative effects, the child will rebel. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston writes about Janie Crawford - the main character - being caught by her grandmother, Nanny, kissing Johnny Taylor - a local boy - on the fence. Nanny, realizing that Janie is starting to grow into her womanhood, wants her to marry Logan Killicks, a well-respected man in town. Janie reacts to Nanny’s decision by rebelling and eventually running away with another man:
"Yeah, Janie, youse got yo’ womanhood on yuh. So Ah mout ez well tell yuh whut Ah been savin’ up for uh spell. Ah wants to see you married…

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