Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God - Ben Frazee ENGL 250...

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Ben Frazee ENGL 250 Kwang-Soon Kim 2/18/2008 Title As seems to be the theme of all of the books for class so far, Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God shows the challenges and triumphs of everyday life for an American woman in a difficult situation. Janie, the main character, goes through three unsuccessful marriages to mean men who treat her poorly and do not allow her the freedom she needs. There seems to be a constant relationship between nature and humans. Sometimes this relationship is positive, and at other times it is very negative. When Janie kisses Johnny Taylor, her first interaction with the opposite sex, the event is paralleled with a perfect event in nature. She lays next to a pear tree when, “ She 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!” (11).
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