Themes In Tyler Perry's Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Despite the criticism I may face for this, the novel 'Their eyes were watching God ' in my personal opinion was a cliché story though in its time I 'm sure the novel was a original. Though in today’s time the story and plot are not very initiative. Its works like those film directors such as Tyler Perry based their ideas on, which is a romance gone bad with a strong female character, though this is my opinion of the story. To summarize the story we have a woman named Janie who tells her friend and neighbor Pheoby about all her past romances and how they risen and felled. Due to this novel being more of a romance tragedy most of its ideas and themes tie in with romance. One such idea is that love make people do stupid things other ideas from…show more content…
As we see into Janie life we see that two of the three relationship end in a death both were abusive. During Janie second relationship with Joe, Joe begin to feel insecure about his appearance so he begin to point out Janie flaws out as they were both growing older though he is older. He mentally abuse her by bringing up her age constantly to make Janie feel insecure about herself as he felt insecure by himself. Then the climax happen, Janie stood up for herself and being to display his flaws and age in the store people being to laugh at him, ridicule him so he slap her and Janie ran out of the store. Because of this incident the relationship became stressed and he ignores her, even when he was sick and needed a doctor which Janie recommend this act of rebellion ultimately lead to his…show more content…
Unlike weak female characters such as Mattie from 'Ethan Frome ' Janie is a strong one willing stand for her beliefs. Despite that Jaine was in abusive relationships, she was able to escape them, she also force Joe to listen to her when he was about to die. It’s important to recognize feminism as woman make up a large percent of our society, though in today society we still limited women maybe not as terrible as in the past though we can 't denied women are still limited. Women don 't have equal pay, unable to choose to have a abortion, women still have the damsel in distress stereotype plaster on them it’s a stereotype that limits our society not improves it. Though 'Their Eyes Were Watching God ' is a novel that refutes to have a damsel in distress cliché character. Everything Janie did was by her actions alone she didn 't need Tea Cake helping her farm beans, she it by herself and by choice. In Zora Hurston own way she wanted people or mostly men know that women can take care of themselves, that they didn 't need a man to help them crop I believe this was shown through of Janie talk aggressive when other characters doubted her or how she killed Tea Cake defending herself instead of screaming and running. Zora Hurston wanted to make a character that gave women the confidence to stand and fight for civil and social rights during the 1930 's and I
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