Their Eyes Were Watching God Janie's Relationship

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Their Eyes Were Watching God, a novel dedicated to showing the real struggles of Janie Crawford throughout her teen and adult life, meanwhile Oprah portrays this novel as something much different into a movie. In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Oprah Winfrey changes the passion portrayed in the novel through a movie screen. Oprah tries to purify Janie relationships and completely remove all symbolism creating a love story changing Zora Neale Hurston story about love. Oprah portrays Janie as a strong, independent, hard working woman, which removed the relationship the men shared with the women as if they would be in a lower class only because their women. Oprah made the men and women seem equal in the movie and Oprah cease the existence …show more content…
In the beginning of the novel Janie grandma is all she has, her grandma tries to decide who Janie should marry to provide and protect her. Oprah removes the hate Janie has towards her grandmother by removing the grandma without mentioning her again. ” She hated her grandmother and had hidden it from herself all these years under a cloak of pity” (Hurston 89). Janie has a best friend named Phoeby who in the novel listen to Janie and wants to know what Janie has been through.” Janie’s Watson stands up for Janie and goes to greet her friend” (Lit Charts) Phoeby and Janie argues in the movie changing their best friend image as if Phoeby and the other women thought of her in the same way. Janie goes through three marriages, and Oprah removes the challenges of all her relationships with Logan Killicks, Joe Starks, and Tea Cake, which makes her relationships seem pure. “Love is like the sea, is a moving thing and it’s different on every shore and living well…” (Movie). Tea Cake and Janie has many ups and downs like many other couples, but Oprah displays their relationship as the perfect couple only because Oprah wanted them to keep a pure relationship in the movie. ” …Tea Cake and Janie encounter difficulties. He steals her money and leaves her alone one night” (Spark