Argumentative Essay: Their Eyes Were Watching God Interpersonal relationships can lead to a type of individual satisfaction, but not individual fulfillment because it is impossible to be completely fulfilled.
Janie, while being involved with many different people, romantically and platonically, has still remained looking after her own best interest. She was an individualist not only because people regularly failed her, but because it’s our natural inclination to look out for ourselves. “The familiar people and things had failed her so she hung over the gate and looked up the road towards way off.” (32) Logan Killicks and Jody were examples of relationships that not only silenced her, but expected her to hold her spouse in higher regards than herself. That’s why she left Logan without a second thought, and wasn’t mourning when Jody passed away. One might view these actions as selfish, but in context, it makes…show more content… Someone who disregards social class, and one who is charming rather than dominating. As their relationship progresses, Janie and Teacake drift apart. Janie feels uneasy about Teacake’s character as he steals money and almost cheats on her. She eventually has to kill him out of self defense because his illness and jealousy consumed him to the point of psychotic behavior. These aren’t the traits of an ideal relationship, but does Janie regret what she and Teacake had? No, she doesn’t. “We been tuhgether round two years. If you kind see de light at daybreak, you don’t keer if you die at dusk. It’s so many people never seen de light at all. Ah wuz fumblin’ round and God opened de door." He dropped to the floor and put his head in her lap. "Well then, Janie, you meant whut you didn’t say, ‘cause Ah never knowed you wuz so satisfied wid me lak dat.” (236) While heartfelt, this isn’t saying Teacake brought her fulfillment, this is more of example of being