Their Eyes Were Watching God: PART 1
So this is the start of my review on the book, Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston. This is about the black people in America, in the past. It is told in a women's point of view in the South and growing up as a lady. There is many things to discuss about right form the start of chapter one. A lot has to do with the status of men and women.
"Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men. Now, women forget all those things they don't want to remember, and remember everything they don't want to forget. The dream is the truth. Thenm they act and do things accordingly."
This is two paragraphs that started the whole book. It gives an idea of how men and women think differently. To me, I agree with this because men live a harsher life than womans, in a way. If they fail on achieving something, they have nothing to fall back upon. Their dreams would never fade away and would always remain there, moking them. But for a women, they tend to keep everything to themselves and blocks out what they don't want to hear. This makes it so that they follow their path without much obsticles in their way.
Now throughout the rest of the chapters or 1, 2 and 3, it shows a lot of Janie's feelings. The difference between this and men is that, not many mens would show a lot of affections and emotions. This, to me, is probably the biggest difference between men and women. But, judging from the last sentence, "Janie's first dream was dead, so she became a woman." This interests me to what being a woman really means. So, to be continued on part 2 of this review.