Intro to Novels
10 March 2011
Man-hood Affecting Life
For as long as gender has been distinguished, men have played a certain role in
society. While the society may change, the role remains consistent.
Society expects men
to act tough, emotionless, and strong. Dating back to prehistoric days, the men of a
village were the ones who hunted the food, fought the wars, and led the group. This is
because men were supposedly meant to do this. In reality, men should do what is right,
and with that, do what is usually the harder thing to do. They should put others first and,
with that, act in an unselfish way. In
Their Eyes Were Watching God,
by Zora Neale
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,
by Ernest J. Gaines, the men who
do what a real man should do are the ones who succeed in their endeavors and find
happiness in life.
Throughout the first section of
Their Eyes Were Watching God
relationship with Logan Killicks starts just as quickly as it ends. Janie’s nanny is the one
who forces the relationship in the first place. Nanny thinks Logan would be a good fit for
Janie because Logan is a well-respected man with a steady job. However, that is not what
Janie values. Janie wants a man acts like a real man and will treat her how she deserves.
However, Logan does not do this. Right after they get married, Logan acts like a
gentleman and does a lot for Janie, so Janie overlooks how she does not feel for him. But
eventually, Logan stops putting on a show for Janie and his true side begins to show.
While he is a respected man and has a steady job with good job security on his farm, he