Life of Harship and Suppression in Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurtson

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Zora Neale Hurtson’s, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is centered around the life of a woman named Janie who struggles to find her voice. Janie is taken under the care of Nanny, who tries to ensure that Janie is provided with a more promising and fulfilling life than the one Nanny herself has lived. Yet, Janie still faces a life of hardships and suppression. These factors become setbacks for Janie and almost prevent her from living a meaningful life. However, throughout the novel, Janie pursues to finally determine her self-worth and find an everlasting love.
Throughout her quest for love, Janie is faced with the arranged marriage of Logan Killicks. At the time, Janie is young and lacks financial security. Because of this, Nanny decides to take matters into her own hands by introducing Janie to Logan. Soon, a marriage takes place in hopes of Logan providing Janie with financial stability. Initially, during the marriage, Logan pampers Janie. However, as the marriage continues, Janie is seen as spoiled by Logan and is expected to work. As a result of this marriage, Janie’s dreams and e...

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