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In Their Eyes Were Watching God Janie battles to find Individualism within herself Janie all her life had been pushed around and told what to do and how to live her life She searched and searched high and low to find a peace that makes her whole and makes her feel like a complete person To make her feel like she is in fact an individual and that shes not like everyone else around her During the time of Their Eyes the correct way to treat women was to show them who was in charge and who was inferior Men were looked to as the superior being the one who women were supposed to look up to and serve Especially in the fact that Janie was an African American women during these oppressed times Throughout this book it looks as though Janie makes many mistakes in trying to find who she really is and achieving the respect that Living with her Grandmother and theWashburns Janie was surrounded and raised with white children She always believed that she was white herself and that she was no different than anybody else As she was growing up she was told what to do and how to live by her grandmother Janies grandmother planned her life out for her She told her that she must get married right away Yeah Janie youse got yo womanhood on yuh So Ah mout ez well tell yuh whut Ah been savin up for uh spell Ah wants to see you married right away Janies grandmother did want what was best for Janie but she basically told her what to do instead of letting her know what she wanted for her Janies grandmother told her exactly who she was going to marry and who she wasnt even to think about Whut Ah seen just now is plenty for me honey Ah dont want no trashy negro no breath-and-britches lak Johnny Taylor usin yo
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