Biblical Allusions - Karthik Patange 1/31/08 1 Their Eyes...

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Karthik Patange 1/31/08 Their Eyes Were Watching God: Biblical Allusions 1) “A highway through de wilderness” (pg 16) - Matthew 4:1 Context for Their Eyes Were Watching God : Granny is telling Janie that she wants to see her in a secure position, which Logan Killicks could provide. She doesn’t want Janie to go through the same hardships she experienced when she was born into slavery. Nanny laid all her hopes on Janie after Janie’s mom (Leafy) ran away from her. Biblical Context: A spirit leads Jesus into the desert to be tempted by Satan. The author is trying to convey that Nanny wants to protect Janie, even if it means that she has to give up her life and Janie’s desires. She wants to protect her from any pain from the outside world. The author is trying to show that Nanny’s shielding nature is a result of the impact her past, her life as a slave, has made on her life with Janie. 2)
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2010 for the course ENGLISH 29573 taught by Professor Roberts during the Spring '08 term at Southern Maryland.

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