(Experience with death, love, marriage, and life in general.) Many argue that Janie found her voice towards the end of the novel because that is when she spoke the most. Yet Janie had had her voice throughout, from her loveless marriage with Logan, to her abusive relationship with Joe, and through her heavenly time spent with Tea Cake. Tea Cake didn’t help Janie find her voice, but instead just gave her something to use it on. Yet while critics will argue forever over the questions of Janie’s voice and emotional strength, it is unquestionable that she walked away from it all with a new sense of knowledge and experience.
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.
Yet, she found some of her ideals of love in the man named Tea Cake who she last ended up with until she returned home. As much as Tea Cake had the qualities Janie was looking for she found a greater understanding of herself as a women besides her love. Janie was inexperienced at the start of her adventure, learned that love will not always come from promises, and had major reflection when she finished her first marriage with Joe that she went into with assurance. Janie was able to get a glimpse of independency after Joe died which is conveyed through the quote “Besides she liked being lonesome for a change. This freedom feeling was fine” (Hurston 90).
With the start of her life, till the time she was first married off, Nanny tells her how to live her life but she is looking out for Janie. Nanny picked her first husband Logan, who Janie quickly realizes he is the type of man she does not want to be with. She wants to be in love, and to not be looked at as almost a slave. Even though Jody looked like a man who could give her what she wanted, she also realized that she did not want to be looked at like an object. Which lastly leaves Tea Cake, a younger man who looked at Janie as a prize but did not read her like Jody did.
Tyela Segar Mrs.Betz English 11 March 14th 2014 Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen’s attitude towards marriage in in the novel Pride and Prejudice reflect those in her personal life. She fell in love two different times, but her lack of wealth kept her from being an eligible match. So Though Austen was never married she feels as though it is “dishonorable to enter into wedlock without affection.” Jane Austen’s attitude toward marriage, love, and money is complicated and critical, and in Pride and Prejudice she demonstrates this through her characters. The best Characters marry for love but are fortunate enough to get money too. The marriage between Charlotte Lucas and Mr. Collins shows that marriage for love is not always possible.
A quotes from “The Story of an Hour”, proves that Mr. Mallard did love his wife through many expressions and facial Green 2 gestures. It is stro... ... middle of paper ... ...d not passed was to overbearing for her. Her husband Brently was alive and although, Mrs. Mallard was free so was he. Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”, provides more than an unhappy marriage, it delivers her ideas on marriage, love and a woman independence from a structure of male dominance. Many would still describe Mrs. Mallard as a selfish, lonely, and sympatric wife, again, there is a disconnect between the outer world and her introverted self.
All she wants is affection and love, this was apparent when she was married to Joe Stark and did as he said, such as tying her hair in a kerchief. When Janie thinks about Joe Stark she knows that if she marries him then it won‘t be the kind of marriage that will last, but a different way of life from what she has with Logan. “Janie pulled back a long time because he did not represent sun-up and pollen and blooming trees, but he spoke for far horizon” (29). Janie realizes that Joe Starks goals are very far away and are hard ... ... middle of paper ... ... Cake, the fulfillment of her dream under the pear tree, "He looked like the love thoughts of women. He could be a bee to a blossom--a pear tree blossom in the spring.
Tyler Wilbert American Literature 10-6 5/4/16 Ms. Maisano Janie’s Journey Through Self-Revelation In Zora Neale Hurston 's Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie discovers herself through her relationships with Logan Killicks, Joe Starks, and Tea Cake. Each marriage brings her closer to that one thing in life she dreams to have, love. Janie is a woman who has lived most of her life the way other people thought she should. Her mother leaves alone when she is young, and her grandmother , raises her. Nanny has a very strict set of rules for right and wrong, and clearly stated/particular ideas about freedom and marriage.
As Janie had said, “’Tain’t dat Ah worries over Joe’s death, Phoeby. Ah jus’ loves dis freedom” (Hurston 93). Logan and Joe did not compliment Janie through marriage, because they did not truly love her (The Concept of Love and Marriage in Zora Neale Hurston 's Their Eyes Were Watching God). Due to Janie’s transformation in voice and independence over her first two marriages, she desired to have a loving marriage where she would be free to be
Janie’s relationship with Logan was exactly the opposite of her ideal type of relationship; not only did he treat her as if she was worthless because she refused to work for him, but the overall marriage was totally devoid... ... middle of paper ... ...t a bloom clearly is an underdeveloped blossom, hinting that Janie’s concept of love might have evolved. However, it is important to note that from the start, Janie knew Joe was not her ideal spouse (29), she was just looking for a change from Logan. After Tea Cake dies, Janie tells an old friend that “love is lak de sea” and that it is a moving, ever changing entity that is “different with every shore [that it meets]” (191). One can only hope that love can be as beautiful as the relationship Janie and Tea Cake shared. Works Cited "Feminism."