Analysis Of The Book ' The Eyes Were Watching God '

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IB English III Summer Assignment

Universal Statement:
Summary: All of Janie Crawford life she always hoped for true love, but while growing up she had to find love a specific way. After having to failed marriages she found the love of her life, which was Tea Cake. After spending a short period of time together, Tea Cake became ill and eventually died. Even though she lost her soul mate Janie still felt the spirit of him in the sky.
Theme Word: Love
Sentence: In this novel, Janie’s ultimate goal was to have romanticized love.
Theme Statement: Having found love makes one’s life feels fulfilled and satisfied.

Quotations: In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, there was a quotation that connects to my universal theme statement. In page 108 Janie states, “Dis ain’t no business proposition, and no race after property and titles. Dis is uh love game. Ah done live Grandma’s way, now Ah means tuh live mine.” This quote connects to the universal theme statement because all Janie’s life she had to find love her grandma’s way, but once she found the love that she always fantasized about it helped her feel satisfied in life.
Chapter 1-2: The author uses metaphor of a quote on page 11, which was, “Oh to be a pear tree – any tree in bloom! With kissing bees singing of the beginning of the world! She was sixteen. She had glossy leaves and bursting buds and she wanted to struggle with life but it seemed to elude her. Where were the singing bees for her?” This is a metaphor…
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