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TS Elliot writes what we call a beginning is often the end And to make an endis to make a beginning The end is where we start from In order to begin selfrealization a person must first conquer a hindrance in their path This idea is used toportray the nature of Janies exploration in There Eyes Were Watching God by ZoraNeale Hurston Through the use of style setting and symbolism the reader can interpretthat the beginning of ones self-fulfillment comes from successfully overcoming onesThroughout the novel Hurston utilizes the horizon as a symbol representingJanies dreams in order to reveal the realizations she comes to which enable her to starther self fulfillment At one point while she is married to Logan Killicks Janie realizessomething about her marriage to Logan Killicks She knew that God tore down the oldworld every evening and built a new one by sun-up It was wonderful to see it take formwith the sun and emerge from the gray dust of its making She knew now that marriagedid not make love Janies first dream was dead so she became a woman25 Janie hadexpected marriage to grow into love but her dream did not come to be Hurstoncompares Janies unfulfilled dream to how the sun rises above the horizon every morningto a new day- the sun shedding light on the her dream or horizon The purpose of thisbeing to expose the importance of revelation of discovering her dreams and achievingthem Without the failure of her marriage to Logan Killicks Janie would not have knowwhat to search for in her life After Janie leaves with Jodie to escape her marriage toLogan Killicks she recognizes a familiarity about her new marriage They sat on theboarding house porch and saw the sun plunge into the same crack in the earth from whichthe night emerged33 From the experience she has gained in her first marriage Janieknows that she does not want another like Logan Killicks but at
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