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Love and the Struggle for the Perfect Man in the Novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Word Count: 753
The Struggle for the Perfect Man When we find a love interest and have an opportunity to commit to him or her we usually do not noting the consequences we may face by doing so The first few times around however the outcome is usually not the one we had expected and hoped for Theodore Dreisers Sister Carrie and Zora Neale Hurstons Their Eyes Were Watching God portray two young women on their trek to find the perfect love Even though Carrie Meeber and Janie Crawford have almost nothing in common they both shared the impact of the same consequences Carrie and Janie show how people of countless numbers of backgrounds can share the same experiences and consequences through their journey of love The first relationship often makes a big impact on the person one that they will never forget Carries journey begins on her train ride to Chicago A very handsome and rich man Drouet takes note of Carrie and begins talking to her She becomes overwhelmed at his quick advancement upon her and becomes weak and vulnerable She quickly takes interest in him and does not know how to act or what to think as shown in this passage There was something satisfactory in the attention of this individual with good clothesShe realized that she was of interest to him from the one standpoint which a woman both delights in and fears Her manner was simple though for the very reason that she had not yet learned the many little affections with which women conceal their true feelings pp 11-12 Sister Carrie Carrie didnt know what to expect when she got together with Drouet She loved the wealth and money and believed she loved Drouet After a while she began to realize that she really didnt love him But she thought that marriage would be a guarantee against losing his affection and generosity Janie on the other
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