The Story of a Black Woman Trying to Find her Inner Voice in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God is a story about a black woman who tried to find her inner voice and the true self through three marriages. Her name is Jane Crawford. From age 16 to age 40, she spent days out to look for the perfect love that like the way she described a bee pollinating pear tree blossoms. She experiences no love rather than hard work during her first marriage with Logan; she finds the conflicts between power and conquest when she was married with Jody; she finally find the love she was looking for and also understand the relationships between love and independence at her third marriage with Tea Cake. After 24 years of gradual change, Jane grows into maturity, and is able to ask her soul to come out and see herself. The novel is fulfilled with the realistic dialect of the southern town in which Zora is widely known. The beautiful metaphorical and symbolic language sends out many positive thoughts. The story is a journey of a young girl who is trying to have her own voice and her own identity. It does not only include unique writing style but also introduces people to the real black dialect and culture. The dialect is a hard read, but it gives people insight to the tough times black women went through when they were treated most unfairly. With imagery, symbolism, African American oral tradition, Hurston creates a literary masterpiece, but she does not receive the credit she deserves during her lifetime. Instead she receives many

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