Quotes From Their Eyes Were Watching God

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NOTECARDS FROM Their Eyes Were Watching God Book "She was stretched on her back beneath the pear tree soak- ing in the alto chant of the visiting bees, the gold of the sun and the panting breath of the breeze when the inaudible voice of it all came to her. She saw a dust-bearing bee sink into the sanctum of a bloom; the thousand sister-calyxes arch to meet the love embrace and the ecstatic shiver of the tree from root to tiniest branch creaming in every blossom and frothing with delight. So this was a marriage! She had been summoned to behold a revelation. Then Janie felt a pain remorseless sweet that left her limp and languid."(Hurston 13). Explanation: "Ah done been tuh de horizon and back and now Ah kin set heah in mah house and…show more content…
This kiss is the culmination of Janie's discovery of her sexuality, symbolized by the pear tree in which she sees a bee darting in and out of the tree's buds. "This is love," thinks Janie and so her romantic notions of love and fulfillment are rooted in this first witnessing of nature's cycle. From this experience, Janie believes that she is ready to go out into the world to make her own life. But Nanny changes Janie's future by choosing stability for Janie, instead of romantic love." (Cardona 1).…show more content…
She not only unmans but feminizes Joe Starks[....]It gives proof of her mind's going beyond images, beyond credulity, that when Joe Starks calls in a conjure man she can withstand that worthy's manipulation of the townspeople's minds. Both materialism and image-bearing are past for Janie." (Wright 3). Explanation: FROM In Search of Janie: Tracking Character Development and Literary Elements in Their Eyes Were Watching God "Through the four stages of her life, Janie Crawford undergoes physical and psychological changes that enable her to become self-sustaining. The strength inherent in her character and embodied in the iron will of her grandmother only needs to find its way through the layers of control, injustice, and male assumptions in order to emerge and bloom." (Berridge 1). Explanation: FROM Janie's Story: Surpassing Alienation to Achieve a Feminist Narrative "As we look at Janie’s progression as a narrator and her developing voice, we see how she is capable of telling a story similar to the traditional front-porch tale that the men in her community tell. As Janie tells her story to Pheoby, she reestablishes her identity and the agency she lost as the protagonist." (Ruliffson

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