Janie’s marriage to Logan Killicks as well as the events leading up to it very well explain Janie’s confusion and lack of maturity. At a very young age Janie had already experiences a lack of identity. After being raised by the Washburn’s for a majority of her childhood, Janie held little experience with dealing with the outside world when it came to her race. “Den dey all laughed real hard. But before Ah seen de picture Ah thought Ah wuz just like the rest” (Hurston 9) shows her astonishment after finding out that she was colored definitely showed that this shelter life had impacted her life. It is important to point out the significance the symbolism of the pear tree because it signifies an important step of Janie’s early life. The quote “Oh to be a pear tree- any tree in bloom! With kissing bees singing of the beginning of the world!” underlines Janie’s early development into adoles...
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...a new view from Janie. She has finally realized her path that she has taken and why things has happened the way they did. Her strong connection with God she built throughout her years helped her overcome her issues and become a better person.
Janie Crawford from Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God experiences exponential moral growth in this well written example of a buildungsroman. In the beginning of the book, Janie starts questioning her fate and why things happen the way they are. It is not until her experiences with her husbands that she later realizes that it is just part of life and that to reach your horizon you have to cross hills and valleys, and along that path you gain precious personal assets that make you stronger.
Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: Perennial Library, 1990. Print.
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