Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston

1860 WordsNov 30, 20158 Pages
Nino Page 1 When deciding upon something with such long lasting consequences as a lifelong mate – a husband or wife – one should consider many innumerable factors. Ideally, to ensure the longevity and the continuing mutual benefit characteristic of committed, monogamous relationships, one must essentially know the other partner as well as one knows oneself. This is, of course, impossible. In many cases, brazen audacity spurred by emotions and lust lead to the short sighted relinquishing of one’s trust over to another person. This creates situations where individuals frequently are thrust into relationships with long term effects that were doomed from the start – victims of the deceit of deliberately crafted facades. Such is the case in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, where the protagonist, Janie, seeks a particular husband to be the bee to her bloom – who through the course of three marriages spanning from her adolescence into middle age comes to learn of the true nature of love. With the passing of time, she progressively learns about herself and her place in the world as a woman with the formative experiences in each of her successive matrimonies. The amorous life of Janie would decide the majority of the affairs she would find herself in, molding and gradually solidifying her character. Her adolescence was marked by the influences of Nanny. Being her primary caregiver, Nanny’s character and prominence within the life of Janie would prove to influence
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