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
Her first marriage leads her into her second marriage with Jody Starks; a man who seems to respect Janie at first but in reality does not. Her relationship with Jody is “mocked to death by time,” and leads her to her last relationship with Tea Cake Woods. By the end of the novel Janie has reached the line of equality with Tea Cake. Her relationships represent her journey to the horizon with the idea of love never... ... middle of paper ... ... relationships, although different from each other, were based on status and protection. Janie chose Jody to fill in the feelings that were unsatisfied by Logan.
As they were not thinking about love or their future, their marriage is not a happy one and although Lydia likes to brag about being the first one of the daughters to be married, it is predicted she will regret this later. I think there are many different attitudes towards marriage in Pride and Prejudice, but In think Jane Austen gives the impression that couples who marry for love are much happier than couples who don?t.
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.
11-12, Sister Carrie) Carrie didn’t know what to expect when she got together with Drouet. She loved the wealth and money, and believed she loved Drouet. After a while she began to realize that she really didn’t love him. But she thought that marriage would be a guarantee against losing his affection and generosity. Janie, on the other hand, was forced into her first relationship, in which this case was a marriage.
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.
Only after Janie starts to trust Tea Cake, does Janie begin to free herself, and in fact feel eager, to tell her friend Pheoby all that has happened since she left Eatonville. Tea Cake 's love, acceptance, and understanding frees Janie to reveal her uniqueness, through non restricted language, and with a mature, confident, real presence. Janie easily leaves her elevated position in the community to start a new life with TeaCake. Hurston hints that the pursuit of individual aspirations can bring mental freedom, much more valuable than wealth. Regardless of obvious differences in age and social status Janie finally seems to have found true love in
Janie’s last marriage was to Tea Cake. Fed up after having been treated poorly by Joe, Janie finally found someone who liked her for who she was. “Naw, ... ... middle of paper ... ... she still gained something of value from each one. 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. In summary, she married Logan because of her grandmother, Jody because she wanted to escape from Logan, and Tea Cake because they had true love.
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.
Edna stays married because divorce was unheard of in those days. She wants to marry Robert, but he will not because it will disgrace her to leave her husband. No matter how much Edna exceeds social boundaries, she is held down by the will of others, despite what she wants. In today's world divorce, sadly, is almost commonplace, but in her time she would have been an outcast of her society. By the end of The Awakening, Edna feels like a possession - of her husband, of her children, and of her society.