Essay Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston

1892 Words Nov 17th, 2015 8 Pages
If one does nothing and simply makes unconscious decisions, fate will not be changed. One must act consciously to change the path set forth by the outside forces. Destiny is in one 's own hands. It takes the realization of that for a change to occur and without this realization one will just act based off what they believe their destiny to be. A person 's life is planned out for them the day they are born by their parents based off personal expectations that will try to be reached. The general person believes one 's fate is predetermined based off the way of growing up, but that 's only the foundation of a person 's decision making. The other factors are how and what one surrounds themselves with and continues to be shaped throughout their childhood and adulthood. There are four pieces of work that specifically demonstrate the struggle with finding one 's own path, three novels and one movie. The first piece of work is the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, which follows the life of a young girl, Janie into her adulthood and follows her struggles to figure out her life and where she belongs. The second novel, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, tells the story of Amir from a young age growing up and struggling in Afghanistan to the present day in America. Just when he has his life together in America, he gets a blast from the past when his old associate, Rahim Khan tells him he can fix his mistakes from the past by changing the life of his…

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