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The search for unconditional, true, and fulfilling loveIn the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie, the protagonist, is found to be on a search for love that is unconditional, true, and fulfilling. Throughher experiences of different kinds of love through her lifetime, she gains her own personal freedom, as well as independence. She becomes the true heroine of this novel through her quest for this incredible type of love. As Janie strives to gain her own independence, she is often judged simply because she wants this for herself and dared enough to achieve autonomy of her own. Janie searches for the type of love that she has deeply desired, the sort of love that is shownby the marriage between a honey bee and a blossom on the pear tree that was in Nanny's backyard. Simply in the wake of feeling different kinds of love does Janie at long last find the love like that between the honey bee and the blossom.Janie encounters many kinds of love for the duration of her life. With Nanny, her caring grandma, Janie encounters a love that is protective. Nanny longs for Janie to have a life better than she did, and she will do anything in her energy to ensure that Janie is protected and cared for. This protective love that Nanny gives to Janie fills in as the main force behind Nanny's plot to organize Janie's marriage to Logan Killicks. With Logan, Janie receives a defensive love, like that of Nanny. To Janie, Logan represents security, as he possesses a 60-acre potato farm. For

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