`` Their Eyes Were Watching God `` By Zora Neale Hurston Essay examples

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Love is different for each and every person. For most people it comes easy and happens early in life. For others such as Janie in “Their Eyes Were Watching God”, written by Zora Neale Hurston goes on an epic search through her multiple husbands, and settings to help find her one and only true love. Hurston portrays that romantic love is the protagonist’s ultimate goal. Janie’s envision of true love us associated with innocence, openness, understanding and equality between Janie’s lovers. Marriage does not immediately lead to love, though it can be expressions of it. For the protagonist, love is an essential part of life; without it, Janie’s soul practically gets shredded apart and dies. She is willing to wait to achieve this feeling for her well-being. Throughout the novel Janie comes off as a strong woman, but she watches patiently by the side line waiting for love to happen rather than acting to create fake love in her life and marries for status and her Nanny. The setting of this novel changes twice. Each time the setting changes, so does Janie and her idea of love. Within this book, there are two setting changes that strictly contrast with each other which is Eatonville and the Everglades. In Eatonville Janie feels oppressed, whereas after moving to the Everglades (the muck), Janie feels free and natural. The novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston uses repetition of symbolism that revolves around the setting that portrays the importance of Janie’s…

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