Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Love in Their Eyes Were Watching God           Love plays a very important role in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes were watching God.  Janie spent her days looking for love.  She thought of love just as she thought of the elements of springtime:  Sunny days, bright skies, a bee pollinating pear tree blossoms.  She searched far and wide for this kind of perfect love.           Logan Killicks couldn't give this kind of love to Janie.  He may not have loved her at all.  To him, Janie was just another working set of hands.  He treated her almost like another man.  He was inconsiderate of her feelings, her hopes, …show more content…

          Tea Cake one day rescued Janie from a mad dog, but was bitten in his heroic effort.  For a few months there was no effect, but when the rabies hit him, it was unbearable.  It eventually got so incredibly bad that Tea Cake tried to kill Janie.  His did this not out of hate for her but because of the mad dog within him.  The was no way out for her.  She desperately wished for things to be the way they used to be, but those wishes were not answered.  She eventually shot and killed Tea Cake.  Janie was tried for murder, but was emancipated because everyone knew that what she did was an act of love.  She simply didn't want him to suffer any

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