Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Kneale Hurston

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Love may blind some but for others it opens eyes. In the book Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Kneale Hurston, the main character Janie, lives an arduous life of trying to find what love really is. Throughout her three marriages, Janie develops into a strong woman due to her own ignorance, being submissive, and love. Being forced into her first marriage with Logan Killicks, Janie was oblivious as to what love was. She believed that love came with marriage because her Nanny was feeding her incorrect information. Janie went back to Nanny one day because she still did not love Logan, so she expressed to her, “...you told me Ah mus gointer love him, and, and Ah don’t. Maybe if` somebody was to tell me how, Ah could do it.” (Hurston 23). Janie’s ignorance gets in the way of her “pear tree” love when she agrees to stay with Logan. Her goal of finding love is only being pushed further away because of Nanny. However, Nanny passes away, and Janie becomes more distant from Logan and finds comfort in nature. Janie begins to realize that, “her husband had stopped talking in rhymes to her. He had ceased to wonder at her long black hair and finger it.” (26) Through this realization, her growth begins. She finds that in order to have a more successful marriage, both people need to devote their time into each other. Both need to want each other, and Janie never wanted Logan in the first place. Janie began to separate herself from Logan. With this separation, Janie meets a man named

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