Their Eyes Were Watching God And The Road

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Unknown Forces and Their Impact The books, Their Eyes Were Watching God and The Road, seem to be completely different from each other for various reasons. One takes place in the south during the early 1900’s while the other takes place in the future after an apocalyptic event. However, both books share a similar idea. In both books the main characters have spiritual connections with an unknown force that is the main cause of both their misfortune and their happiness. Overall, both authors from Their Eyes Were Watching God and The Road believe that there is a higher being that has control over both the good and bad aspects of life. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston follows a young African-American woman named Janie as she tells her friend Pheoby about her past experiences. It can be assumed that nature as well higher being or unknown force drives Janie’s morals and shapes her experiences. The first instance where Janie connects with nature in a significant way was an experience she had when she was sixteen. She was lying under the pear tree in her backyard when she noticed the bees around the tree. “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 (Hurston 10). Something out of Janie’s control brought
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