Although she achieves a somewhat satisfying life, Janie’s quest is for dependence rather than satisfaction. The first two people Janie depended on were her Grandmother, whom she called Nanny, and Logan Killicks. Janie’s marriage to Logan Killicks was partially arranged by Nanny. Nanny had felt the need to find someone for Janie to depend on before she died and Janie could no longer depend on her. At first, Janie was very opposed to the marriage.
In Jamie’s begging quest for love she meets her first husband Logan, in which she is tricked in to the illusion of love by her nanny. “Cause you told me Ah mus gointer love him, and, and Ah don’t Maybe if somebody was to tell me how, Ah could do it” (pg. 23). Jamie realizes that nanny portrayed love as money and respect, but Janie wanted both emotional and physical love in which Logan couldn’t provide. Jamie starts meeting a man named Joe Starks who she is an essential alteration in her loveless marriage.
Janie desired an equal and loving marriage, neither of which she obtained by her first marriage. Janie was forced into marriage by her grandmother, Nanny, as Nanny thought this would protect Janie after she had been caught kissing Johnny Taylor (The Concept of Love and Marriage in Zora Neale Hurston 's Their Eyes Were Watching God). Nanny forced Janie into a hasty marriage with Mr. Logan Killicks, who Nanny believed would be the most decent option for Janie, as he was financially stable and owned sixty acres of farmland (Haurykiewicz). However, Janie did not wish to be in a loveless marriage and pleaded, “Ah ain’t gointuh do it no mo’, Nanny. Please don’t make me marry Mr. Killicks” (Hurston, 14).
As much as the characters would like to be married for love some have no other choice. As Mr. Collins is proposing to Charlotte Jane Austen says "Without thinking highly of either men of matrimony, marriage, had always been her object; it was the only honorable provision for well-educated young women of small fortune, and however uncertain of giving happiness, must be their pleasantest preservation from want." (pg. 146) This quote describes how Charlottes complicated situation. Unfortunately she had to just had ... ... middle of paper ... ...is married however to anyone whom is not her brother.
This is a true statement in many cases; however, when it comes to Sula it is far from it. Nel is the definition of the ideal woman while Sula is not. Sula doesn’t desire to have children or get married, her main concern is her and Nel’s friendship. When Sula loses her relationship with Nel because Nel builds a symbiotic relationship with someone else Sula is now willing to leave and find a new life somewhere else. Ten years later she returns to the Bottom because she didn’t find what she was looking for.
While thinking about her marriage to Logan Killicks, Janie thinks “finally out of Nanny’s talk and her own conjectures she made a sort of comfort for herself. Yes, she would love Logan after they were married” (Hurston 23). Janie allows her grandmother to place into a marriage with a man that she has to learn to love after the fact. The conflict within Janie’s mind forces Janie into marriages which are destructive but also give Janie the opportunity to learn from her mistakes. Janie learns and grows throughout her three
A theme that was present throughout the novel was love is what you make it. In the beginning of the novel Janie has no idea what it meant to love someone and went into her marriage to Logan thinking that love is something you learn once you are married. “Yes, [Janie] would love Logan after they were married. She could see no way for it to come about, but Nanny and the old folks had said it, so it must be so. Husbands and wives loved each other, and that was what marriage meant.” (pg.
In the beginning, this is not what Janie wants. She is not in love with him and she didn’t want to rush into a mariage. Janie expresses this in the book and she “knew now that marriage did not make love. Janie’s first dream was dead, so she became a woman”(24). When she is living with Logan, she realizes the he wants too much from her and she should not have to do some of the things he is asking her to do.
As Janie ponders whether she will grow to love Logan after they marry, Hurston’s use of rhetorical questions reveals to the readers the early stage of Janie’s hunt for personal identity. “Did marriage end the cosmic loneliness of the unmated? Did marriage compel love like the sun the day… Yes, she would love Logan after they were married. She could see no way for it to come about, but Nanny and the old folks had said it, so it must be so,” (Hurston 21). When Janie asks herself if her arranged marriage will end her loneliness, will end her hunt for some unknown yearning which she has felt all her life, she knows that it is not possible; but being merely a teenaged girl, she is not quite ready to think for herself and forgo her grandmother’s wishes.
She overreacted and immediately screamed, “Call me your daughter? Now I promised you, you have showed a tender fatherly regard to wish me wed to one half lunatic” (2.1: 302, 304). Even after Baptista finally found a man who wanted to take her as a wife, she still seemed to be ungrateful. She accused him of showing her no a... ... middle of paper ... ... for Petruchio at the end of the play. She came to realize that her beliefs were immoral, and that she should have been more respectful towards her family.