Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God is a really intriging book. I love how the characters communicate with each other and every scenery that is going on. On pages 98-100 Zora Neal Hurston, she explains how Janie and Jody interacts with each other. There was this quote that stood out for me when it said ""Naw, Ah ain't no young gal no mo' but den Ah ain't old woman
neiter. Ah reckon Ah looks mah age too. But Ah'm uh woman every inch of
me, and Ah know it. Dat's uh whole lote more'n you kin say. You
big-bellies round her and put out a lot of brag, but 'taint nothing' to
it but yo' big voice. Humph! Talkin' 'bout me lookin' old! When you
pull down yo' britches, you look lak de change uh life." When I read this quote, I felt that Janie had to stick with Jody listening to every insult that Jody is putting on her. Day by day, I dont think that Janie can take it anymore and that she is going to explode. Janie stands upfor herself and it symbolizes that she has freedom and that is she not going to be controlled by Jody. Janie is trying to make a big change in her life. Another quote that stands out for me is, "Then Joe Starks
realized al the meaning and his vanite bled like a flood. Janie had
robbed him of his illuson of irresistible maleness that all men
cherish, which was terrible...So he struck Janie with all his might and
drove her from the store." This is an example of why men are seem to be unequal because of their strength and force that the women's lack.
My feelings did not change about Jody's death bed. Jody was dying and it was right because he abused Janie and I don't respect guys who beat their women's. Janie did not like Jody and she was feeling miserable. Janie reminds me of the book Rosa because Janie been through so much pain just ro find happiness and it is hard to find happiness, you can not rush it.