In many books such as those of psychoanalysis and symbolism the pear is ¡V like the apple ¡V a symbol of fertility and due to its bosom-like shape an image for the feminine sexuality. Moreover a dream of a pear or an apple tree means good news that is important for the rest of the life . The tree for itself has as well symbols for its own. In many religions and myths there is the Tree of Life. Trees often spend safety, shadow and food.
As she sees the flourishing, immeasurable love flowing between the beautiful blooms of the pear tree and the visiting bumble bee, she falls in love with the idea of what love should be. She believes in a true, ideal love where both members are so indulged and truly in love that there is no question of its existence. With this very dream in the back of her mind and on the horizon in the distance, Janie makes an effort to deny the dying wish of her Nanny, which is to see Janie in the protective arms of Logan Killicks... ... middle of paper ... ...he most. She knows that “he could never be dead until she herself had finished feeling and thinking”(193). He lived on through her love, her appreciation, and her being.
The pear tree represents Janie’s idea of love as the pear tree is described as possessing “... leaf-buds to snowy virginity of bloom” (Hurston 10). The pear tree impresses its beauty and innocence upon Janie and becomes the symbol for her idea of love. Janie’s views on marriage and love are innocent and sweet and as based upon the pear tree. Janie’s views on love and marriage stand in stark contrast to those of Nanny. Nanny’s views are a result of her traumatic past and are primarily about material security.
One page 106, Janie is thinking that Tea Cake "could be a bee to a blossom-a pear tree blossom in the spring." She had now found her singing bee to fulfill her. Tea Cake brought everything to life and made Janie feel wanted and loved. Throughout the novel this motif of the pear tree is used to symbolize the perfect male relationship that Janie longs to have. This may seem like a sexual fulfillment, but she wants to be fully loved by a man in both a sexually and adoring way.
Nature is shown as both a beautiful and destructive force to convey the connection it has with life. The pear tree is quite a significant object throughout the novel; it is what causes the spark that creates the ideas of love and marriage within Janie. It not only symbolizes her love and hardships
In Zora Hurston, Their eyes were watching God, we see a major theme of love and dreams. Janie has an image of true love, and she strives to attain it. In the story Janie’s ideal future is often presented as romantic, idealistic and symbolic to her naive childhood. During the whole story the main Character Janie, has been Investigating love her whole life and she had dreams that she’s always wanted to chase but her grandmother’s teachings set her back. When she finally finds love with a man named tea-cake it changes her life and makes her see life in a new way.
Janie associates the pear tree with her idea of true love. Her view has forever changed with “flower dust and springtime sprinkled over everything. A bee for her bloom" (32). Her sta... ... middle of paper ... ...Jody. Janie acts fine as if nothing happened because the feelings of nature and equality were still there even, despite being hit.
Trees symbolize the connection Sal and her mother share. Both Sal and her mother absolutely adore trees. Sal’s middle name is actually Tree because trees were “a thing of such beauty to my mother that she made it part of my name (pg.6)”. Sal’s mother, Chanhassen (translated sugar maple), is also named after a tree. Sal recalls her mother kissing a tree after eating blackberries and seeing a dark stain left behind from the blackberries, and then she admits that she has since “kissed all different kinds of trees (pg.106).”Then she tells us about the different tastes of trees, mentioning that for some reason whenever she kissed th...
In the beginning of the book, Hurston foreshadows the issue of Jamie’s quest for love. She was stretched on her back beneath the pear tree soaking in the alto chant of the visiting bees, the gold of the sun and the panting breath of the breeze and the inaudible voice of it all came to her. She was 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 the tiniest branch and creaming in every blossom and frothing with delight. So this was marriage! (pg.
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. After some time, Janie and Tea Cake move to the Everglades in order for Tea Cake to find more work. Janie flourished; here she was allowed to work in the fields and shoot a gun. These feats empowered Janie. There is no doubt that Tea Cake’s love and the opportunities he provided heavily impacted Janie’s quest for realizing her true self.