Analysis Of The Play ' Janie '

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At the beginning of the play, Janie was seen as a women who loathed the idea of growing up and having responsibilities, such as playing bills, getting married, and having children. In fact, she was pondering the possibility of just marrying someone to take care of her for the rest of her life. The play seemed to have a theme that women must get married before turning thirty; since Janie is twenty-eight years, she feels lost but she’s not desperate enough to not let her parents marry her off to Vladimir. Janie does not get along with her controlling mother, Tasha, because of how Tasha have high expectations for Janie simply because Janie is her daughter; throughout the play, Janie was constantly compared to Tasha when she was young. Janie has develop a snappy sense of humor in order to get back at her mother’s remarks about how a smart, talented, and beautiful such as herself was wasting her youth away. In the play, Janie was constantly pressured by her parents and Marty that she should quickly get married, with the exception of her best friend Harriet. Janie has a soft spot for Harriet since they had been childhood friends; she considered Harriet as family and cares about her well-being. The play was set in New York City, a perfect representation of Janie and Marty’s relationship—rushed. I imagine this was a reason why Janie likes to stay in her apartment, to get away from all the honking cars, noisy chattering, and tempting food carts on the corner of nearby streets. Janie’s small apartment has many unopened boxes piled near the corners of the room. The color of the tanned boxes matched the rest of the beige-colored room; there weren’t many bright colored objects in Janie’s apartment, just simple and sophisticated. There is als... ... middle of paper ... ...f moving in with Marty. When Janie took the time to reassess their relationship, she needed Marty to listen and understand that they should pace their relationship instead of rushing into marriage. Sadly, that conversation became their last as the two broke up. Janie’s determination of being independent was shattered when Harriet announced marriage to Joe Stein. She felt betrayed by Harriet for going back on their promise of being in a pact, independent of men. Janie secluded herself in her apartment; she changed the lock on her door and got her mother’s acknowledgment to respect Janie as an adult. She finally voiced her frustration to her mother, that she was not raised to make another man happy and that she right to live as an independent woman. Janie found peace with herself as she can fully embrace the idea of focusing on her career and be happy in her own way.
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