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A Comparison of Characters of Jane from Jane Eyre and Janie from Their Eyes Were Watching God
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The the novel Their eyes are watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Janie was the main character She was so simlar to Jane from Jane Erye by Charlotte Bronte They both did what they believed that they should do no matter what it takes They were both brought up in a society that emphasis on the idea of men are more superior women They set a foil to that kind of society by not following that idea The two novels are not the story of their quest for a partner but rather that of their quest for a secure sense of independence and to have a strong sense of their identity Janie knowing that her life would get no where with Logan nevertheless she left him She had no clue what beholds her future with a man that she doesnt as know well It must had took alot of courage for one to make such choice but Janie would do anything to be not trapped with a man that doesnt appreciate her Unfortunately it turned to be another unhappy marriage the only difference was that the marriage between sho and Joe lasted much longer She looses hope when it became clear that her relationship to Jody will not realize her dreams Joe wanst much different in comparison with Logan as a husband he was overcontrolling and unappreciative He often belittled her by insulting her while at the same time forcing her to remain silent it went went so far that she had an outburst which happened before Joes death You big-bellies roud here and put out a lot of brag but taint nothin to it but yo big voice P75 In this quotation Janie was getting back on Joe She asserted herself and her own power throwing out at him in full expressing her feelings and criticizing his faultsHe died later on after the scolding speech Janie was
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