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The Crux of Their Eyes Were Watching God Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does Love is a battle love is a war love is a growing up -James Baldwin In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston a strong woman character told a story that Im sure means a lot to women all over the world Hers was a story about love and finding some meaning in her life Throughout it Janie an African-American woman living in the early 20th Century goes through trying experiences that can only make her more aware of what life entails Its hard to say what specific event built more character in Janies life than anything else but in my opinion I have found something that comes close I believe the time Janie stands up to her husband Joe Starks is the time that Janie learns how to speak her mind She learns who she wants to be and realizes what she does and does not want in her life In this scene Janie for the first time tells Joe or Jody as she used to call him how he never really knew her She told him that he took so much pride in his own doings that he didnt notice anything else around him In the scene where Janie is finally letting loose she tells him how she isnt satisfied with who she is Did that mean she had ever changed or would have ever changed for him No She is able to tell him that throughout his structured ways she is able to hold onto what she really wants to be like Ah aint gointuh hush she said Pg 86 Her sudden outburst is a change in Janie we have never seen before Joe wants her to be subordinate to him a picture-perfect wife that fit the image he wanted to portray for himself
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