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The Search for a Perfect Marriage Marriage is a sacred bond between two people who love and care about each other deeply Its a bond that is not made to be broken but to be carried on forever This wasnt the case in Their Eyes Were Watching God Janies search for her true love was a hard tedious journey In the 1920s most couples were married and stayed together for the rest of their lives They were allowed to be themselves and had a voice To Janie this is a good marriage which is all she wants Janie was married three times to different men and when she had finally found an ideal marriage it was ruined She had to find this perfect marriage through many obstacles such as racism gates and her ideas to compare them to a pear tree The theme of racism as a social status is shown throughout the book and into Janies marriages As a woman she needs to find a man that will support her in everything she does and they are willing to love who she is Being a black woman has made a big impact on her life as she is regarded as the lowest in the social class Her first husband was set up to marry her through her grandmother Nanny She has a different opinion about whites as Nanny does because she accepts white men calling black women such things as mules Somebody got to think for women and chillun and chicken and cows I god they sho dont think none theirselves Hurston 67 Janie wants to make a name for herself so she is not regarded as a mule because thats what she often feels like Her husband Logan doesnt really care about her because he internalizes the white values that look down upon black women so its as if he looks down upon Janie Janie realizes she can never have a
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