Their Eyes Were Watching God Conformity Analysis

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In the novel Their Eyes were Watching God, The main character Janey is forced to conform outwardly during most of her life. Janey struggles to be satisfied with her life because she is actually a free spirit who is being oppressed by the people she is around. Throughout the novel, Janey experiences two unhappy marriages and eventually finds love and freedom with her third love interest. Janey’s conformity and her internal war against conformity contributed to the books theme of women’s liberation. In the beginning of the novel, Janey is forced into an unwanted marriage by her grandmother, who wants her to be financially secure. Janey complies, but is very unhappy in her marriage. Janey conforms by working on her husband’s farm. She finally

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