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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Hurston is narrated in the eyes of a black woman named Janie Janie was brought up in the age when blacks where free but she was still under a social law inherited from her family which kept her bound Janies grandmother and her first two husbands suppress her into a cocoon and it was not until she met her third husband Tea Cake that she was able to break free and fly away like a butterfly Janies grandmother had lived in the time of slavery raising her under strict customs in which men and women were not equal Under her grandmothers guidance Janie was required to marry solely based on a custom that is dependent on a man to provide for the woman At this time Janie did not intend to marry but her grandmother wanted to insure Janies safety and told her Taint Logan Killicks Ah wants you to have baby its protection Hurston 15 Janies grandmother would at least pass on knowing her granddaughter is with a man who could provide for her Janies grandmother implicitly says Neither can you stand alone by yoself Ah got tuh try and do for you befo mah head is cold15 showing an effort to make Janie dependent on a man Janie struggles to find some sign of love from her new husband Logan but does not find love where love should be all she finds is coldness and a husband who wants submission from his wife It was Logans intention to mold his new wife and told Janie Thought Ahd take and make somethin outa yuh 30 confirming an attempt to make her submissive and by letting her know how he feels about her role in the marriage when he says You aint got no particular place Its wherever Ah need yuh31 All Logan expects from Janie is obedience Logan expects her to stop
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