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Passage p11 After a whileto be made In Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Hurston Janie seeks answers to questions posed by life by looking at nature This search is necessitated because Janie never had any proper guidance from parents Janie grew up with no one to follow or to guide her through the early stages of adolescence and because of this she has to teach herself or draw influence from her world that is part of her life Janie draws influence from nature because she had no guidance in her life because nature is everywhere and she is confused as to what she should be feelingShe has a conflicted view of what she wants to happen and she has no idea when or how it will happen Janie sees what she wants to happen in nature Janie has no natural influences from her parents so she relates any feelings that she has to nature Janie is just coming through adolescence and she has many previously unfelt emotions When she is lying under the pear tree she sees the bond between a bee and a pear blossom She recognizes this as a holy unity one that is utterly perfect This is the only example of a marriage that she has known and the notion of love which comes hand in hand with marriage for her immediately overtakes her Janies concept of love is idealistic She sees everything as having a loving partner and that is perfect The irony with that view is that two people who should be a major part of her life are not Her parents should have been loving and together but they were not If Janie did not take her influence from nature she would have thought that it was natural and acceptable to not have a partner and roam around from one temporary partner to another as her mother did Janies epiphany seems unprovoked and can only
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