Their eyes were watching god Essay

Submitted By barbyhabana
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Their eyes were watching god by Zora Neale Hurston, is a novel about a fair-skinned woman, Janie Crawford, who “refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dream” (Front flap of book). Janie Crawford wants to be free, she wants to be independent, but the men she marries often kill her dreams. Janie’s grandma convinced her to marry an old man just because he had a huge amount of acres to farm. Janie was tired of the life next to her old husband and escaped with Jody, a good-looking young man who marries her. Her life with Jody, was good, she had everything a girl can dream of, shoes, cloth, a house, and a business. What she didn’t have was equal rights with her husband, and here comes my least favorite part of the novel. My least favorite part of the novel is when Jody is giving his speech as a Mayor and someone in the public suggests that Mrs. Mayor Starks should say a few words, when Jody cuts Janie’s excitement by saying, “ Thank you fuh yo’ compliments but mah wife don’t know nothin’ ‘bout no speech-making’. Ah never married her for nothin’ lak dat. She’s a woman and her place is in de home” (pg43). After Jody’s word Janie started building up some kind of resentment, she wanted to have the chance to choose whether she wanted to talk or not. Janie had no freedom and had to do everything her man said. Deep inside her heart, she was building a great sense of freedom that might soon come out of its shell. My favorite part of the novel is when Jody