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An Analysis of the Influences on the Character of Janie Mae Crawford in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God
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The main character in Their Eyes were Watching God struggles constantly with society for self identification She defies the stereotypical black woman by insisting on independence Janie Mae Crawford the main character in Zora Neale Hurstons Their Eyes were Watching God significantly changes both internally and externally throughout the novel due to her grandmother influence her relationships with Jody Starks and her quest for self identity Janies grandmother was the most influential person on Janie and her dream for Janie was to attain social and financial security Nanny wanted Janie to sit on high by marrying someone that had a good position in the community that could protect her Page 16 Nanny liked Logan because Got a house bought and paid for sixty acres uh land right on de big road 23 Janies grandmother dislikes that De nigger woman is mule uh de world so fur as Ah can see because she believes that black woman are equal to mules 14 Nanny believes that she is in the lower class because she says de white man is de ruler of everything 14 Joe changed Janie significantly throughout their relationship Janie wants to be a part of the community however Joe isolates her so she will not became a normal woman in the town Joe made Janie put her hair up and he wanted her submission and hed keep on fighting until he felt he had it 71 Janie dislikes her submissive role that she achieves through her relationship with Joe and she wants a new identity that was a man she had never seen She had an inside and an outside now and suddenly she knew how not to mix them 72 Janie learns through her relationship with Joe about her self division After Joe dies Janie rejects her grandmothers revelation that women are supposed to be slaves to men She hated her grandmother and had hidden it from herself all these years
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