Their Eyes Were Watching God By Hurston: An Analysis

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In the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston shows that women can only gain power through powerful men. There are many instances in the novel where women are place into a position of domesticity and sexual objection by their husbands. These men impose their will on their wives by either limiting their actions or insulting their sexuality and appearance in the case of Janie and Logan. As a result, these women are looked down upon when they demonstrate traditional male characteristics such as ambition and authority and are deemed unattractive or too masculine by society. On the other hand, society expects men to always be in a position of dominance. In the novel, when Janie and Joe’s relationship start to take more violent route, Joe begins
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