Their Eyes Were Watching God Nature Analysis

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Pages: 8

Nature’s Impact on Their Eyes One of the many enjoyable aspects of Their Eyes Were Watching God is the ability to follow Janie’s personal journey framed within her own narrative through the story she tells her “kissin” friend Pheoby after her long journey through life and back home. The specific narrative that Zora Hurston wrote in helped relay Janie’s desires, experiences, and thoughts with sincerity and clarity that resonates throughout the pages of the novel. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, the theme of nature resurfaces again and again and again throughout the text. Nature is placed within the image that is imprinted upon Janie’s dream that becomes the catalyst the text. Nature is placed in specific areas of Janie’s story in such ways …show more content…
Janie struggles to find and keep a relationship filled with the intimacy of love. This is made clear through her early encounters with city man Joe Starks, her second husband. Joe Starks was a unlike any man she had ever encountered, she becomes enraptured with him. He, at first, seems the exact opposite of Logan Killicks, in stature, age, and manners; he lavishes Janie with attention and sweet words “A pretty doll-baby lak you is made to sit on de front porch and rock and fan yo’self and eat p’tater dat other folks plant just special for you” meant to coax her to join him on his journey to the all-black city of Eatonville in Florida. Once again, the deciding factor for leaving Logan and joining Joe is nature. That revelation under the pear tree nudges her into action, she declares as she climbs aboard to join Joe “From now on until death she was going to have flower dust and springtime sprinkled over everything. A bee for her bloom. Her old thoughts were going to come in handy now, but new words would have to be made and said to fit them (Hurston, 32).” Joe is her new hope for her dream, love and