ENG210 Writing Assignment II - Shackelford 1 Charles...

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Shackelford 1 Charles Shackelford Professor Carrie Wells ENG 210 12 October 2014 Their Eyes were watching God Their Eyes were watching God bring to the surface questions that every woman has asked herself about love, desire and the lifelong search for self-discovery. In this story by Hurston, Janie, unknowing, made some decisions that made her look at herself, the live she chose and the men she married. She was not in love with each of them. By the end of the book, Janie would describe love as joy, peace and happiness with another person, but realized that it took her a lifetime to realize what true love is, placing the need of someone else before your own. She would describe the relationship she had with Tea Cake as love. Janie did not have that with Logan Killicks nor Joe Starks. Janie from the beginning of the story did not know what love was and her grandmother could not define it for her either. Her grandmother wanted more out of life for Janie than she and her daughter had been given. She wanted protection for Janie and that was only through marriage. She told Janie, “Ah was born back due in slavery so it wasn’t for me to fulfill my dreams of whut a woman oughta be and to do. Dat’s one of de hold-backs of slavery. But
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