Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston Essay

1085 Words Mar 23rd, 2015 5 Pages
Throughout history, it is evident that the majority of women have always been treated with disrespect and inequality. In Zora Neale Hurston 's novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, she reference on many occasions how men mistreated women. In her novel, she gives a sense of feminism. It seems as if Hurston is influencing women to rise above the barriers set on them by man and discover their true potential as women.In Zora Neale Hurston 's novel, Eyes Were Watching God, the motif of women should be treated with respect and equality is exposed through Zora’s use of dialogue, imagery, and symbolism. Their Eyes Were Watching God is a novel about a young woman, Janie, who is on a journey and conquest to find her meaning of “true love”. However, in her quest to find true love, she had to face inequality before she could find true love and reverence. She was forced into a marriage when she wasn’t ready with a man named Logan. In this marriage, she was desired, but not treated with honor. Eventually, after realizing that her love for Logan wasn’t true, she runs away with her second husband, Joe. Joe begins with treating Janie with respect and equality, but as he gained power he changed and stripped her of her freedom and treated her with inequality. After his death, Janie gains self-discovery and learns what it is like to be her own woman and to be free of disrespect and inequality. Shortly after, she finds true love in Tea Cake and runs away with him. He opens her eyes to a new…

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