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An Overview of the Concept Peacefully Ever After in the Novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Janie Crawford
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MATT FARLEY A5Peacefully Ever AfterAccomplish to succeed in completing fulfill perform or carry out an undertaking plan promise etc Throughout Janies life she accomplished many things but what Id like to focus on is what I believe her chief accomplishment was Peace Janie achieved peace through a long and trial-filled life which consisted of three husbands who were of varying personalities In this essay I will discuss Janies life relating to each of these husbands and how Janie grew to achieve peace in the long run Janies grandmother was one of the most important influences in her life raising her from an infant and passing on her dreams to Janie Janies mother ran away from home soon after Janie was born With her father also gone the task of raising Janie fell to her grandmother Nanny Nanny tells Janie Fact uh de matter Ah loves yuh a whole heap moren Ah do yo mama de one Ah did birth p31 Nannys dream is for Janie to attain a position of security in society high ground as she puts it As the person who raised her Nanny feels that it is both her right and obligation to impose her dreams and her ideas of what is important in life on Janie The conflict between Janies sacred view of marriage and Nannys wish for her to marry for stability and position is a good illustration of just how deep the respect and trust runs Janie has a very romantic notion of what marriage should be She saw a dust-bearing bee sink into the sanctum of a bloom the thousand sister-calyxes arch to meet the love embrace so this was a marriage is how the narrator describes it p24 Nannys idea of a good husband is someone who has some standing in the community someone who will get Janie to that higher ground Nanny wants Janie to marry Logan Killicks but according to Janie he
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