Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God
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English 3 Honors

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  • Janies love by marriage between a bee and a blossom on the pear tree
  • The black women is the mule of the world - Nanny
  • Janies love with her Nanny
  • You will marry Logan Killicks!
  • Janies love with Logan
  • I have everything you need here Janie!
  • Janie searches for the love that she has always desired, the kind of love that is represented by the marriage between a bee and a blossom on the pear tree that stood in Nanny's backyard.
  • Janies love with Joe Stark
  • "Ah told you in de very first beginnin’ dat Ah aimed tuh be uh big voice. You oughta be glad, ‘cause dat makes uh big woman outa you." (5.126)
  • Nanny yearns for Janie to have a better life than what she had. She will do anything she can do for Janie to be safe and well taken care of. After seeing Janie kissing ______, Nanny decided that Janie must get married. She arranges Janie to get married to Logan Killicks.
  • Janies love with Tee Cake
  • Logan represents security, just what Janies Nanny wanted for her. He owns 60 acre of land. However, Janie doesn't feel any type of love for Logan. This protective love does not satisfy her need for the love that she desires.
  • Janies transformation at the end of the book
  • Janie later on marries Joe Starks. After being married for a short time, Janie realizes that the love that she is looking for is lacking with Joe Starks. Joe views Janie as a trophy wife. He expects Janie to follow all of his orders. Janie feels trapped by Joe's love but she remains with him until his death.
  • Janie meets the man who represents the true love of her life, Tee Cake Woods. Janie leaves behind everything that she has ever known to embark on a new life with Tee Cake. Janie has found the love like that between the bee and the blossom. 
  • In Janies search for love, she gains independence. Janie's quest for love leads her to different paths. She gains strength from the protective love of Nanny and Logan as well as the possessive love of Joe. Janie finds her desired love with Tee Cake. As a result, Janie gains autonomy and learns the value of true love.
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