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    “Love is so elusive that it can seem like the quest to find it will never end.” —Anonymous. As humans, we know it exists because our surroundings displays it, but although the journey may be gloomy, we fall into the temptation of scrutinizing every corner of the earth in search of Love until one has reached a sense of contentment of what Love is about. Whether it is forced, a deceptive or authentic Love, it is still desired to feel the idea of the reputation of Love. The yearn of affection, reassurance, or even feeling wanted is humane and drives people to explore the different emotions it may cause. Zora Neale Hurston exhibits these examples in her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. She reveals the journey of the protagonist, Janie, in her…

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    quester’s ability to carry forward with the journey and other times, tangible rewards and benefits are not reaped. Regardless, Mr. Foster wants us to keep in mind that such circumstances are not necessarily negative. Every quest is important whether you fail or succeed. Even if the protagonist fails to discover or complete their mission, they can still learn from his or her mistakes and tweak them. If all else fails, they still have that experience― a part of them that they can never forget and…

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    In this novel, Their eyes were watching God, by Zora Neil Hurston, they're were many examples of love and passion. Their were three love interest in this novel who mainly were there to support Janie. Those of which were Tea Cake, Logan, and Joe. There was one love interest that stood out the most in this novel. In Their eyes were watching God, Tea Cake's love interest in Janie is visualized several times throughout this story. Logan and Janie's relationship was arranged and…

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    The search for self-identity is a topic expressed in many novels from the Harlem Renaissance. Specifically, the character of Janie Crawford from Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God is a character who progresses through three marriages with Logan Killicks, Joe Starks, and Vergible Woods (also referred to as Tea Cake) throughout her life. Like all major events, Janie’s experiences in all three of her marriages allowed her to gather small components of her own identity. The final…

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    In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Janie Crawford dreamed of a love which resembled a pear tree from her childhood. The pear tree was simple, sweet, and symbolized reciprocal love. Through her journey to discover this ideal love, Janie encountered people who failed to tie her down and control her and their own fate. However, despite multiple characters attempting to control their fate, the hurricane scene reveals that none of the people had or will ever have any…

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    In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, we follow our protagonist, Janie Crawford, through a journey of self-discovery. We watch Janie from when she was a child to her adulthood, slowly seeing her ideas change while other dreams of hers unfortunately die. This is illustrated by the quote: “She knew that marriage did not make love. Janie’s first dream was dead, so she became a woman.” This realization made by Janie supports one of the biggest themes in this novel, which…

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    The great majority of Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston revolves around Black characters in essentially all Black communities. Despite the oppression of Blacks in America continuing long into the 20th century, Janie’s oppression is hardly on the grounds of her race. Though race is a central basis of the novel, Janie is often mistreated and oppressed due to her gender, not her race. The majority of Black Americans in the early 1900’s yearned for civil rights above all else,…

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    Samatar Yussuf AP Lit Mrs.Satterwhite 11/24/15 THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD Throughout the novel Janie has been battling outside forces, whether it’s someone trying to stop her or her own demons chasing her. At the end of the novel when she confronts her beloved is when she realizes that she is stronger than she thinks. And these events that lead up to the ending is the reason why i think the novel has an appropriate ending. Janie eventually realizes that she is control of her own…

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    Throughout a person life, they are constantly changing. It can either be in a positive or negative way. In Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes were Watching God, we see the main character Jamie Crawford change throughout her marriage to Jody Sparks. She loved him, but “he did not represent sun-up and pollen and blooming trees” (29). In the beginning she is this care free happy woman and is in love. Next, we see her start to become this quiet woman who does whatever her husband says. Lastly Janie…

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    “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston is a novel about Janie Crawford, an light skinned, attractive, middle-aged African American woman who exudes confidence, but is constant search for love. The novel opens up with her returning to Eatonville, Florida, after being absent for a long period of time. As she walks into the town in dirty overalls with no eye contact, the black townspeople speculate about her absence and how she appears. The gossip about what could have happened to…

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