Essay on Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston

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‘Things are easier said than done’ is an extremely cliche term that could not hold more symbolism in the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. The novel follows the journey of Janie through her various struggles and relationships. Janie, although highly obsessed with falling in love, is an individualist who is not afraid of showing the world who she really is. Throughout Their Eyes Are Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston creates an enriched and in depth story of a great, strong woman who is able to find herself while enduring the cruel ridicule of the superior male. The novel is centered around Janie and focuses mainly on her interaction and relationships formed with men. Although this is the case, Janie never seems to achieve her “happily ever after” with any of the three men she becomes involved with. From when she was an adolescent girl, she always seemed to be a romantic. She would constantly look at the world through rose-colored glasses, until she is married off to an older man named Logan. Because she is still so young when she is married off, Janie does as she is told at first, but continues to hold her stance when it comes to what she refuses to do. For example, she never once wanted to sleep with Logan, who gave her the option of doing that or working on the farm (Hurston 38). Because of this, Janie was extremely unhappy and continued to dream of that “love” which she thought she deserved and felt was necessary in a relationship. From this point she continued to feel…

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