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Williams 1 Austin Williams Professor Pace English 102 11/26/07 Janie’s Development into Womanhood “Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never land until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men” (James Krasner). This quotation explains the life of a man’s pursuit to accomplishment in life and if he does not capitalize he meets death. “ Now women forget all those things they don’t want to remember, and remember everything they don’t want to forget. The dream is the Truth. Then they act and do things accordingly” (James Krasner). This quotation explains that women let dreams lead their life and determine their destiny. In life everyone searches for their own identity through personal development. Janie develops as a woman within the three marriages she embarks in. In Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God , her main character, Janie, learns the essential elements of womanhood through her relationships with Logan Killicks, Jody Starks, and Vergible “Tea Cake” Woods. In each marriage she learns valuable lessons, has progressively better relationships, and realizes how an individual is to live his or her life.
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Williams 2 Within each of her marriages, Janie learns valuable lessons. Firstly, the lesson she learns in the relationship with Logan Killicks is that marriage and love do not go hand in hand. Janie admits to her grandmother that she does not love Logan and cannot find anything to love about him. Janie states that Logan is ugly, old, has smelly feet, and a big head and is not sexually appealing. In addition to being unloved she is also lonely. Right from the beginning, the loneliness in the marriage shows up when Janie sees that his house feels like a "lonesome place like a stump in the middle of the woods where nobody had ever been” (Hurston 20). This vivid description of Logan's house seems to
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ENGL 102 taught by Professor Pace during the Spring '08 term at University of Iowa.

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