scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 976
In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston there are many lessons on a persons search for identity Janies search for identity throughout this book is very visible It has to do with her search for a name and freedom for herself As she goes through life her search takes many turns for the worse and a few for the better but in the end she finds her true identity Through her marriages with Logan Joe then Tea Cake she figures out what is for her and how she wants to live So in the end she is where she wants to be In Janies early life she lived with her grandmother Nanny Nanny and Janie were pretty well off and had the privilege to live in the yard of white folks While Janie was growing up she played with the white children While she was in this stage she was faced with much criticism and was called many names so many that everyone started calling her alphabet cause so many people had done named me different names Soon she started piecing together what she knew of her odd identity Then one day she saw herself in a photograph and noticed that she looked different that she had dark skin and she said before Ah seen de picture Ah thought Ah wuz just like de rest From this point Janie fell into somewhat of a downward spiral setting her off of the path toward finding her own identity in society Finally when she was older Nanny saw her doing somethings under the pear tree that she thought were unacceptable Nanny quickly arranged a marriage between Janie and a well-off local man Logan Killicks In this marriage Janie resisted She felt as if she was losing her freedom was well as her identity she wasnt Janie anymore she was now Mrs Logan Killicks and she was somewhat obligated
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA