Comparing Their Eyes Were Watching God And A Streetcar Named Desire

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Marriages are one of the best things you can have in life. You are loved by your significant other and you love them as well. You are cherished and will cherish. Marriage can also be a horrible thing. Such as if you are abused or are unhappy. Also, getting a divorce and no longer being able to love is another downfall of marriage. I’m going to show how Their Eyes Were Watching God and A Streetcar Named Desire show the role of marriage, the role of a husband, and the role of a wife are all dealt with. Starting with Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie is searching for happiness and the love of her life. She marries three times and the last time she finally finds true love. Her first husband, Logan Killicks is a wealthy man and can offer Janie protection. His role as a husband is to provide, protect, and love her. However, he abuses her by beating her and shows no affection. Her second husband Joe also fails in the role as a husband, he also shows little affection. He eventually abuses her by hitting her because she stood up for herself, as read on pg.95, “So he struck Janie with all his might and drove her from the store”. Jody treated Janie more of an object than a person. Janie left Jody for Tea Cake. This was Janie's first real love. Tea Cake succeeds on the role of being a husband. He treats her with respect and loves her. But, he did steal from her and beat her once. On pg.172 it reads, “Before the week was over he had whipped Janie”. Tea Cake later on gets rabies and
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