Their Eyes Were Watching God Essay

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Zora Neale Hurston created unique relationships and themes in her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, which assist in the transformation of the main character, Janie, from a naïve adolescent girl into a strong and independent woman. Janie yearned for her freedom and voice, thus she had to adapt and fight to reach that position. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston presents a personal transformation with the main character, Janie, through her three marriages to Logan, Joe, and Tea Cake.
Joe “Jody” Sparks originally met Janie on the road near the Killicks’ home, and promised her a seemingly better life than with Logan (Stone). However, after Janie left Logan, her new marriage quickly worsened for Janie as Joe completely controlled her life (Stone). “At first, when she ran away with Joe, she felt as if she was finding her new identity, but all there was for her to find was a great maze not always heading her toward her new identity” (Neale Hurston 's Their Eyes Were Watching God: Janie Crawford Character Analysis).
Similarly, to Logan, Joe did not see Janie as his equal (Neale Hurston 's Their Eyes Were Watching God: Janie Crawford Character Analysis). Janie found herself to be silenced by Joe originating when she was asked to make a speech (The Concept of Love and Marriage in Zora Neale Hurston 's Their Eyes Were Watching God). Joe quickly spoke up before Janie could speak by saying, “Thank yuh fuh yo’ compliments, but mah wife don’t know nothin’ ‘bout no speech-makin’.…

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