Her first two failed marriages rob her of innocence, but they were essential steps towards achieving womanhood and independence. As Janie states later in the book, there are “Two things everybody’s got tuh find themselves. They got tuh go tuh God, and they got tuh find out about livin’ fuh themselves” (Hurston, 192). Janie finds herself through her marriages, which plays an important role in shaping her life. And Janie is now satisfied with herself that she had finally achieved her true love.
She is also free from the repressive marriage she was in and she “she saw beyond that bitter moment a long procession of years to come that would belong to her absolutely, and she opens and spreads her arms out to them in welcome”(67). Louise is ecstatic about her husband’s death because she is free from the marriage she does not want to stay in and she will get to do whatever she
Although she embraces her new found freedoms, she commits suicide at the denouement of the book due to her frustration with the world around her. Many philosophers have dealt with the question of whether to live a life of servitude or to pursue ones greater happiness. Immanuel Kant stipulates that the more people cultivate their reason, the less likely they are to find happiness. Kate Chopin's character Edna tries her entire life to fit in the prescribed mold of the women of her time. She invests so much time into duty and responsibility that she loses any happiness that she could hope to achieve.
In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston created a heroine in Janie Crawford. Janie overcame many obstacles of her time. Acceptance into the community, self-discovery, and courageousness are some of Janie's obstacles. In the beginning of the story, Janie is stifled and does not truly reveal her identity. When caught kissing Johnny Taylor, a local boy, her nanny marries her off to Logan Killicks.
Her last visit however finds her as a completely different person, with a man and a mission. Before even truly greeting her mother and sister, Dee takes photo after photo, artfully framing every shot with both her mother and the house that she loathes, but never allowing herself to be in the picture. This was D... ... middle of paper ... ...nderstand each other’s view or just each other. Dee especially believes that these quilts are a representation of what has been discarded as trash just as her culture has, however what she doesn’t see is she was the first to disregard them just as she did her family. Everyday Use ends with Dee leaving, not with the quilts, thus making room for the new bond between Mama and Maggie.
His death made her finally become content with her life. There is no desire left in her to run away with another man or find somewhere else to go. With the death of Tea Cake, Janie feels a type of freedom she has never had before, and ends her search for the horizons. Overall, the deaths that occur in Janie’s life affect her positively because they help her find her voice, become more independent, and widen her horizons. Death is not something Janie mourns, but something she finds strength in.
She discussed the gossip with her friend Pheoby and decided the love she felt for Tea Cake was more important than their opinions. Almost without hesitation, Janie left Eatonville to marry Tea Cake. He introduced her to a different way of living, up to this point Janie had lived a life of leisure as far as finance goes. For a minute she fears Tea Cake may be after her money, though he reassures her that his only intent is to make her happy. Janie’s immense love for Tea Cake makes “her soul [crawl] out from its hiding place”(128), which brings her closer to her true self.
Jane Eyre “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte is a novel about an orphan girl growing up in a tough condition and how she becomes a mature woman with full of courage. Her life at Gateshead is really difficult, where she feels isolated and lives in fear in her childhood. Her parents are dead when she was little, her dead uncle begged his evil wife, Mrs. Reed, to take care of Jane until she becomes an adult. But Mrs. Reed does not keep her promise, no one treats Jane like their family members even treats her less than a servant. By the end of this essay it will be proven that Jane’s life at Gateshead has shaped her development as a young woman and bildungsroman.
She finally accepts the love when, “After a long time of passive happiness, she got up and opened the window and let Tea Cake mount to the sky on a wind. That was the beginning of things” (Hurston 107). Having finally experienced the love she had always dreamed of, she only enjoyed it for a short while. As she buries the love of her life, “Janie bought him a brand new guitar and put it in his hands” (Hurston 189) she leaves with the satisfaction of knowing true love. Janie is on a quest for love her whole life and when she finds it, it is the best thing to ever happen to her.
The book, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston is about Janie Crawford and her quest for self-independence and real love. She finds herself in three marriages, one she escapes from, and the other two end tragically. And throughout her journey, she learns a lot about love, and herself. Janie’s three marriages were all different, each one brought her in for a different reason, and each one had something different to teach her, she was forced into marrying Logan Killicks and hated it. So, she left him for Joe Starks who promised to treat her the way a lady should be treated, but he also made her the way he thought a lady should be.