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Love as the Most Important Thing in the World in the Novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Word Count: 1,475
The Websters definition of love is a deep tender ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person such as that arising from kinship recognition of attractive qualities or a sense of underlying oneness in Zora Neale Hurstons novel Their Eyes Were Watching God she tries to prove that love is the most important thing in the world The main character Janie travels through life trying to find this sacred thing called love and it takes her two failed marriages before she finds that special someone Before her three marriages Janie lives with Nanny and is going through puberty and just finding boys attractive When Janie gets married to Logan she realizes that she wants to be in love with someone and for them to love her back While Janie is married to Joe she feels her does not care for her at all and only cares about how she looks Finally when Janie gets married to Tea Cake she is happy and in love even though he is not rich and powerful like her other husbands In Hurstons novel she shows the complexity of falling in love and how it is not always easy to meet true love While Janie is living with Nanny Huston argues that love ruins a womens life and that women should marry for money and status When Janie says Oh to be a pear tree- any tree in bloom 11 Hurston is using symbolism of the pear tree to show that Janie is growing up and beginning to like boys However Nanny wants Janie to have a better life than she did and tries to get her to marry someone rich When Nanny says that Ahm ole now Ah cant be always guidin yo feet from harm and danger Ah wants to see you married right away13 she is expressing her desire for Janie to get married to someone rich Nanny thinks that women are the work ox and
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