Hi, I need help with essay on Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston. Paper must be at least 1250 words. Please, no plagiarized work!Download file to see previous pages… I choose to revie

Hi, I need help with essay on Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston. Paper must be at least 1250 words. Please, no plagiarized work!

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I choose to review the novel in line with the phases of Janie’s life. The first phase is Janie’s childhood. Janie narrates the events to her friend Phoebe about being bullied by other black kids, being taunted about his father, having to live without a mother, being raised in a white community, daring to sense love for the first time and being restricted from it forever by being forced into a marriage with Logan Killicks. Every event in a child’s life plays an important role in shaping their life, nothing in Janie’s childhood life could have passed a clue to readers about her being able to voice her opinion and follow her heart in the later story. The only little rebellion she manages to muster is when her Nanny asks her to get married “Me, married? Naw, Nanny, no ma’am! Whut Ah know ‘bout uh husband?” (Hurston, 17). Since it’s a self-revelation on part of the protagonist the story does not exactly mentions events the way they would have been from somebody else’s perspective and hence are a biased view of events that tend to mention the main events that influenced the protagonist. The era, in which it was written, it only seems right that blacks would have to go through all of the suffering. The author correctly summarizes the position of African-American women as “..de white man throw down de load and tell de nigger man tuh pick it up. He pick it up because he have to, but he don’t tote it. He hand it to his womenfolks. De nigger woman is de mule uh de world so fur as Ah can see” (Hurston, 19-20). For a woman who has lost her youth and life in this struggle and who has seen her daughter loose it under similar conditions, the author captures her angst perfectly. The next phase is her marriage to Logan Killicks at age 16. Having lost her first fight and submitting to her Nanny’s wishes, Janie gets married to Logan Killicks who sees her as nothing more than a worker. The realization that she will not be loved the way she had imagined brings in her the desire to be able to do things the way she wants to do. “With Logan, Janie goes through a process similar to the one she went through with her grandmother. At the end, however, instead of giving in to his voice, she acts on her feelings, establishing, if not her own voice, at least her independence from the past which deprived her of authority” (McCredie, 26). It is in this phase that we first see in Janie the strength to break free of the norms. The next phase starts with her marriage to Jody Sparks. As she escapes from her oppressive relationship with Logan, she embarks on a new journey with Jody Sparks, hoping that Jody might well be the one love she had always yearned for. However, unlike what she’s expected of him, he becomes a dominant partner who wants a trophy wife to strengthen his identity as a mayor. Even though she chooses to remain silent for most of the part learning to separate her inner self from her outer self, she matures in the process, becoming further aware of what she really wants from life. “Janie does display her pent-up emotions by speaking back to Jody, he is so taken aback that he is speechless and resorts to a physical expression of feeling, rather than an articulate one of authority: Janie had robbed him of his illusion of irresistible maleness that all men cherish ….

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