Their eyes were watching god essay
Love and indepence
Love and Independence, a division between together, and alone. In the book "their eyes were watching god" Janie shows her strong and her dependent side several times through out the story. Most of the time one may see that ilove can't ever be, but Zora shows a diffrent view to the situation. Zora neale Hurston introduces a diffrent way of seeing the importance and strength of love and independence by giving the character janie a sense of power and knowledge.
Janies ideal thought of a love is a "pear tree" a perfect, romantic time. Zora neale hurston shows through out the story of what janie's thought of a love story was. Janies first marridge was a disaster , she didnt really love her first husband, the relationship was forced on her by her grandother. She had no other choice but to marry him , she tried really hard to make it work out but it was impossible her "pear tree" just wasnt blooming , the love wasnt real. Janie says "The vision of Logan Killicks was desecrating the pear tree but Janie didn’t know how to tell Nanny that. She merely hunched over and pouted at the floor." (Their eyes were watching God, Zora Neale Hurston; 2. 39) According to janie her whole image of love is being destoyed by logan.
Janie leaves Logan for a better representative for her "pear tree" but something in her mind is telling her that he is not really the one ,but is better than what she had before. "Janie pulled back a long time because he [Joe] did not represent sun-up and pollen and blooming trees, but he spoke for far horizon. He spoke for change and chance." ( Hurston, 4.28) Logan shows Janie a new begning, a fresh start. Janie moves to the new town that her husband joe built. Mrs Starks has everything she could possibly want a shop of her own, a town, lots of acres of land, but still no real love and affection. Janie enjoys all of the funny talk and over exaggerated...