When Zora Hurston wrote this novel, she wanted to explain how a young women search for her own identity. This young woman would go through three relationships that took her to the end of the journey of a secure sense of independence. She wanted to find her own voice while in a relationship, but she also witnessed hate, pain, and love through the journey. When Logan Killicks came she witnessed the hate because he never connected physically or emotionally to her. Jody Starks, to what she assumed, as the ticket to freedom. What she did not know was the relationship came with control and pain. When she finally meets Tea Cake she was in love, but had to choose life over love in the end.
In Their Eyes Were Watching God Logan Killicks was Janie first husband. He would hang around Janie’s house and ask her grandmother for her hand in marriage. Janie would ask "Nanny, who—who dat been askin' you for me?" "Brother Logan Killicks. He's a good man, too." "Naw, Nanny, no ma'am! Is dat whut he been hangin' round here for? He look like some ole skullhead in de gra...
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