Not All Dreams Come True in Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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At one point in every persons life, they have a dream. However, not all hopes and dreams come true. In the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, the protagonist, Janie Crawford, experiences the deaths of some of her dreams, but she also experiences the success of one. The deaths of these dreams change her opinion of men and caused her to become unsure of love.
“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide...Then they act and do things accordingly” (Hurston 1). Men have different views on dreams than women do. Women typically live their dreams while men realize the difference between reality and the illusion of their dreams. This pertains to Janie because her entire life was
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At one point in every persons life, they have a dream. However, not all hopes and dreams come true. In the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, the protagonist, Janie Crawford, experiences the deaths of some of her dreams, but she also experiences the success of one. The deaths of these dreams change her opinion of men and caused her to become unsure of love.
“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide...Then they act and do things accordingly” (Hurston 1). Men have different views on dreams than women do. Women typically live their dreams while men realize the difference between reality and the illusion of their dreams. This pertains to Janie because her entire life was her dream. As each one faded away, she discovered new ones. Her dreams were what helped her realize what she wanted in life and who she was as a person.
Janie’s grandmother was a woman who wanted what was best for Janie. “Tain’t Logan Killicks Ah wants you to have, baby, it’s protection” (14). However, what her grandmother really wanted for Janie was a man who could care for her. She believed that a man with money was a good man that could take care of a woman. The problem with this is that Janie wanted true love, not money. Janie did end up getting married to Logan. “Long before the year was up, Janie noticed that her husband had stopped talking in rhymes to her. He had ceased to wonder at her long black hair and finger it”(25). However,