Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston

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How would a person feel like if they were to be abandoned by their parents, their grandma took care of them, lived with people with different skin color, got married to please their grandma, then ran off with someone else to get married, have that person die and ran off with someone younger than them and get married, go through an awful hurricane, watched their loved one die by getting bit by a dog, and going back to the place where their second husband die, and this person did all this because they were trying to find out what love truly is? Well in the book Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie had to go through all that because she wanted someone to love her, to be compassionate with her since she doesn’t know what love is. Janie comes back to the town full of coloreds;after she buried Tea cake and as she enters, people whisper about her but she keeps on walking. Phoeby , Janie’s closest friend , follows her and brings her some food; Phoeby then asks why Janie came back. Janie then begins to tell her whole life story and Phoeby listens. Janie begins telling her how she grew up with white kids and went with them to school, then she starts to tell Janie how her grandma caught her and Johnny Taylor kissing. Janie told her how her grandma wanted her to marry someone since her grandma is already old enough and is worried about who will take care of Janie when she’s long gone. Her grandma then starts to talk about how Logan Killicks is perfect and Janie
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