Their Eyes Were Watching God: Movie And Book Comparison

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While the novel “their eyes were watching god” and the film by the same name were very much alike they were also very different. The movie while touching on major issues that are parallel to book also misses some other points. While the book touches heavily on nature and janies innerself as discovered through nature the movie lacks the symbolism that the book was heavy with, Tea Cake and Janie's relationships are changed and the janies trial is not included in the film either. In the book “Their eyes were watching god” the symbol for janie's sexual awakening is very heavily emphasized as the blooming pear tree. The pear tree is a motif that is introduced right in the beginning of the book, it always goes back to sex, not the act of sex but
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