Their Eyes Were Watching God Chapter 1-5 QCC

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Karthik Patange QCC: Chapters 1-5: Their Eyes Were Watching God Quote: “[Janie] saw a dust-bearing bee sink into the sanctum of a bloom; the thousand sister-calyxes arch to meet the love embrace and the ecstatic shiver of the tree from root to tiniest branch creaming in every blossom and frothing with delight. So this was a marriage! She had been summoned to behold a revelation. Then Janie felt a pain remorseless sweet that left her limp and languid.” Context: Nanny eventually buys a house because she thinks that it would better comforting for Janie. When Janie is sixteen, she starts sitting under a blossoming pear tree. Here, she is deeply moved by the images of fertile springtime as a bee nestles on a budding flower. Commentary: This quote shows the beginning of Janie’s sexual and spiritual awakening. The connection between the bee and the budding flowers gives Janie a vision of ideal love, a moment of mutual fulfillment. The flowers are arching themselves to meet the bee, as the union of the
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Unformatted text preview: two provides each living thing something that is desired. As the novel progress, it is clear that Janie is searching and yearning for such a “give-and-take” love. Hurston also shows that the quote is expressive of a sense of Janie’s enlightenment of being one with the world. The language evokes romanticism as Hurston describes divinity and spirituality in the fertile lushness of the natural world (“the ecstatic shiver of the tree . . . frothing with delight”). In this way, Janie’s perspective on nature influences her character as she sees nature as a world of fulfillment and splendor. These ideals make her see the pear tree as a vision of ideal love, a perfect union with another person. This wanting provides as a fundamental element of her identity: she wants to be fairly treated and also part of a cooperative relationship....
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