Janie, the protagonist, uses her in order to find her identity and throughout the novel develops her cognition further. Mouf kissin' is on uh equal and dat's natural but when dey got to bow down to love, dey soon straightens up. Us keeps our own selves down. Starting with her marriage to Logan, Janie was put in a place where she was expected to work. After Starks dies, Janie becomes financially independent through his estate. For example, Joe forces her silence in the store, a public—and therefore, male—space. He owns his own land, and he farms it successfully.
Janie Mae Crawford - The protagonist of the novel. Tea Cake is Janie's last husband who treats her as more of an equal than Killicks and Starks did, by talking to her and playing checkers with her. New York: Infobase Publishing, 2009, p. Joe models the path advocated by Du Bois, which is one of assertion of dignity and less compromise. Who want any lil ole black baby layin' up in de baby buggy lookin' lak uh fly in buttermilk? These are acts of love that Logan understands.
Janie experiences serenity under the tree and it becomes a symbol of Janie's voice throughout the novel. Their Eyes Were Watching God. Finding the small town residents unambitious, Starks arranges to buy more land, establishes a general store which he has built by local residents, and is soon elected as mayor of the town. She had glossy leaves and bursting buds and she. She is seen as separated from the other women in the novel who follow the traditions in place and do not find a life independent of men. Hurston wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God three weeks after the tumultuous conclusion of her relationship with Punter. However, Logan isn't an evil character—he's just a sullen guy with feet that smell like blue cheese.
When a few Eatonville residents begin to express their resentment toward Jody, Sam acknowledges that Jody can be overbearing and commanding but points out that Jody is responsible for many improvements in the town. He keeps the water buckets full and chops wood for the stove. She doesn't stop to talk to them, and they interpret her passing by as aloofness. She realizes that she does not love Killicks and, therefore, is willing to leave him for someone she thinks she truly loves. He also begins to strike her occasionally.
People expect to find their perfect match while back in Janie's day she was introduced to possible suitors based upon their wealth and married them with the promise of protection. He tells her that he is from Georgia, that he has saved up a lot of money, and that he has come down to Florida to move to a new town that is being built and run by blacks. Because of this, she ended up marrying her first husband, Logan Killicks. The kiss of his memory made pictures of love and light against the wall. However, Janie is not interested in Logan or marriage, her grandmother prescribed the life she wanted Janie to live, a stable… 1078 Words 5 Pages In the novel, Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston there are many hidden symbols. Racism was gaining legitimacy in the decades leading up to Hurston's writing of Their Eyes Were Watching God. It is the stones for altars and the beginning of wisdom.
The comment from Jody, Janie's second husband, attempts to suppress her voice and manipulate her thoughts. The production was enhanced by an award from The ' Fund for New American Plays. They sat in company with the others in other shanties, their eyes straining against crude walls and their souls asking if He meant to measure their puny might against His. Janie formed her initial idea of marriage off the image of unity she witnessed between a pear tree and a bee. However, she decides to return to Eatonville. Similarly, Tea Cake is conscious of Janie's lighter skin and her appeal to Mrs.
Starks is compared to as the master of the plantation due to his huge house in the centre of the town. Janie's third husband and first true love. But Tea Cake never let go. Their Eyes Were Watching God. Their marriage is arranged by Janie's grandmother Nanny, a former slave who desires financial security and social status for Janie, and thinks that goal is more important than paying any attention to her granddaughter's own individual desires.
Go fetch me de checker-board and de checkers' 70-71 so that he and the other men could play Bernard 9. Like Janie in the novel, Hurston was significantly older than her lover. Her place is seen as in the home and not out on the porch, a public space which can be defined as male. The lesson that the hurricane seems to offer is that God is all-powerful and will damn the proud like Tea Cake, who believes that his mastery of the muck will allow him to weather the hurricane. . Otherwise they would not be worshipped. Janie finds her independence as a woman after the death of Tea Cake.