Their Eyes Were Watching Gof By zora Neale

Zora Neale " Their Eyes Were Watching God " is about Love is a feeling
This theme is evident to " their Eyes Were Watching god " because Janie knows she has found love with tea cake because he made her feel better in a few days than joe did in 20 years .
  1. “Sho is. You needs tellin’ and showin’, and dat’s whut Ah’m doin’. Ah picked some strawberries too, Ah figgered you might like." ( Hurston 127 )
  2. “God made it so you spent yo’ ole age first wid somebody else, and saved up yo’ young girl days to spend wid me.” ( Hurston 212 )
  3. “Then you must tell ’em dat love ain’t somethin’ lak uh grindstone dat’s de same thing everywhere and do de same thing tuh everything it touch. Love is lak de sea. It’s uh movin’ thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets, and it’s different with every shore.” (Hurston 226)

Janie

Direct character : " Janie, however, is never overly critical of her neighbors’ faultfinding reactions to her. " ( Hurston xix)

Indirect character : "So the beginning of this was a woman and she had come back from burying the dead. Not the dead of sick and ailing with friends at the pillow and the feet. She had come back from the sodden and the bloated; the sudden dead, their eyes flung wide open in judgment. " ( Hurston 1 )

Teacake

Direct character: " He stunned the argument with half a word. “Fix,” he said and fought his way outside. He had seen more than Janie had. " ( Hurston 188)

Indirect character: " Tea Cake didn’t seem to be able to fend her off as promptly as Janie thought he ought to. She began to be snappish a little. A little seed of fear was growing into a tree. Maybe some day Tea Cake would weaken. " ( Hurston 15 )

Symbol

The Mule

The black woman was the mule of society in " Their Eyes Were Watching God " She had to carry the burdens that were passed down to her by her higher-ups: the white man, the white women, and then the black man.

" Maybe it's some place way off in de ocean where de black man is in power, but we don't know nothin' but what we see…De nigger woman is de mule uh de world so fur as Ah can see."

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