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Circular Fulfillment TS Elliot writes what we call a beginning is often the end And to make an end is to make a beginning The end is where we start from In order to begin self realization a person must first conquer a hindrance in their path This idea is used to portray the nature of Janies exploration in There Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Through the use of style setting and symbolism the reader can interpret that the beginning of ones self-fulfillment comes from successfully overcoming ones obstacles Throughout the novel Hurston utilizes the horizon as a symbol representing Janies dreams in order to reveal the realizations she comes to which enable her to start her self fulfillment At one point while she is married to Logan Killicks Janie realizes something about her marriage to Logan Killicks She knew that God tore down the old world every evening and built a new one by sun-up It was wonderful to see it take form with the sun and emerge from the gray dust of its making She knew now that marriage did not make love Janies first dream was dead so she became a woman25 Janie had expected marriage to grow into love but her dream did not come to be Hurston compares Janies unfulfilled dream to how the sun rises above the horizon every morning to a new day- the sun shedding light on the her dream or horizon The purpose of this being to expose the importance of revelation of discovering her dreams and achieving them Without the failure of her marriage to Logan Killicks Janie would not have know what to search for in her life After Janie leaves with Jodie to escape her marriage to Logan Killicks she recognizes a familiarity about her new marriage They sat on the boarding house porch and saw the sun plunge into the same crack in the earth from which
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