Janie 's Journey From City

1201 Words Dec 14th, 2015 5 Pages
Janie’s journey from city to city, accompanied by various partners, helped her to discover self-awareness. Each husband Janie had had pushed her onto a path to finding herself. Tea Cake, Jody, and Logan affected her life in different ways, both positively and negatively. Furthermore, she also traveled to multiple sites, with each being a whole new life experience. In the end, Janie is content with her journey, and focuses on her own well being. Located in West Florida is where Janie’s first marriage took place. Janie’s grandma had forced it upon her, so it was never out of her own free will. This husband, Logan, gave Janie her first experience of a marriage. Throughout her life, Janie dreamt of marriage and love as a pear tree.”She was stretched on her back beneath the pear tree soaking in the alto chant of the visiting bees, the gold of the sun and the panting breath of the breeze when the inaudible voice of it all came to her. 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! She had been summoned to behold a revelation. Then Janie felt a pain remorseless sweet that left her limp and languid.” (Hurston 11)However, being married to Logan taught her that marriage did not mean love. “Yes, she would love Logan after they were married. She could see no way for it to come…
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