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Thier Eyes Were Watching God By Jennifer McNeely Love and Marriage Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston is a novel about a Southern black woman and her experiences through life Janie the main character is forced at a young age by her grandmother into an arranged marriage with a man named Logan Janie is told to learn to love Logan but the love never comes for Logan in Janies heart so she leaves him She meets a man named Joe Soon after they are married Joe was sweet at first then his true feelings about women come out and Janie looses her love she thought she had for him He soon dies after their separation Janie then falls in love with a man named Tea Cake He is the man with whom she has a wonderful loving happy marriage Janie through youth and lack of empowerment is mislead to believe other peoples definitions of love and marriage until she is strong enough to find a relationship on her own which satisfies her personal definitions of love and marriage Nanny Janies grandmother leads her to believe that love comes after marriage though love is secondary to the security marriage provides Nanny feels marriage was simply for security and to start a family Taint Logan Killicks Ah wants you to have baby its protectionpg 14 Nanny says this to Janie before her arranged marriage to Logan Nanny wants Janie to be financially set with her life before she dies and leaves Janie to fend for herself Nanny wants her to start a family Nanny makes Janie think that love is just going to come along after the marriage Right after Janies marriage to Logan Janie says she is going to go into her kitchen and wait for the love to begin Nanny lets Janie believe that you need a man to take care of you and provide for you According to
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