Their Eyes Were Watching God Essay | Student Essay

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A Quest for Dependency: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Summary: Explores the theme of dependecy in Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God." Describes Janie's quest for dependency through her relationships in the text.

Zora Neal Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God describes the life of a black woman named Janie. Janie is raised by her grandmother and begins a close to life-long quest that can be viewed as a search for many things. Most scholars believe that this quest is for independence; on the contrary I believe that this quest is to find someone that she can be dependent on, the kind of dependency that "singing bees" have for pear blossoms.

The first man that Janie is dependent on is Logan Killicks. Her marriage to Logan was partially arranged by her grandmother, Nanny. Nanny felt the need to find someone for Janie to depend on before she died, knowing that Janie would no longer be able to depend on her. This is the only time that Janie is relying on herself to get by...

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