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The novel Their Eyes Were Watching God written by Zora Neale Hurston was full of imagination imagery and phrasing Janies character and dialogue seemed to slip wisdom into the readers head without them knowing their ingesting something deep and true The ups and downs of Janies life have made her a stronger person This is shown endless times throughout the novel I feel that this story recognizes that there are endless problems to the human condition such as the need to possess fear of the unknowing and stagnation However the story does not give a feeling of hopelessness Through Janies character Ms Hurston extends a recognition and understanding of humanitys need to escape emptiness Dem meatskins is got tuh rattle tuh make out theys alive 183 Her solution is simple Yuh got tuh go there tuh know there Janie sets out on a quest to make sense of inner questions She does not sit back and let the tragedies in her life cripple her Instead it strengthens her Through questioning and discovery she better understands the world she lives in and how small a thing happiness is comprised of If you kin see de light at daybreak you dont keer if you die at dusk Its so many people never seen de light at all 151 This quote caught my eye while I was reading because it makes you truly think of what really makes you happy in lifeJanie married Logan Killicks for protection rather than love He seemed to feel that he deserved to slap her around Janie soon realizes that she is living in Nannys dreams rather than her own and decides to escape with Jody A feeling of sudden newness and change came over her Even if Joe was not there waiting for her the change was bound to do her good 32 This shows a great strength in her character because even if Joe wasnt there for her she would still
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