their eyes were watching god themes

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There are many themes represented by Zora Neale Hurston in her Novel Their Eyes Were Watching God which include love, many biased opinions that were common in the time the novel takes place,
Love is a major theme in this novel because the main character Janie’s ultimate goal in her life is an ideal romantic relationship. “She saw a dust bearing bee sink into the sanctum of a bloom; the thousand sister-calyxes arch to meet the love embrace and the ecstatic shiver of the tree from root to tiniest branch creaming in every blossom and frothing with delight.” (Hurston 11) This experience under the pear tree makes her idea of love become unrealistic and sets a high standard for the men that are going to be part of her life. “The vision of Logan Killicks was desecrating the pear tree but Janie didn’t know how to tell nanny that. She merely hunched over and pouted at the floor.” (Hurston. 14). Janie’s idea of love is set when she had her experience under he pear tree when she was sixteen years old. Her experience under the pear tree glamorized her idea if love. Because of this experience t...
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