AP Literature and Composition
25 February 2015
Their Eyes Were Watching God Double Entry Journal
“Den dey all laughed real hard. But before Ah seen de picture Ah thought Ah wuz just like de rest.” (Hurston 9) I thought this point was especially interesting because it shows that Janie had confidence in herself and her heritage. I think it is because of the fact that Janie didn’t know the difference between black and white until the age of six that she was such a proud woman, and didn’t see herself different from the whites; and this was exactly how Zora Hurston wanted to portray Janie. Protection
“’Tain’t Logan Killicks Ah wants you to have, baby, it’s protection.” (Hurston 15) I think it tells a lot about the culture in this time and place that the important thing (according to Nanny) for a young black girl was to have was protection in marriage. It wasn’t about their happiness, it was about protection. This speaks volumes about African-American culture. Desire
“In the few days to live before she went to Logan Killicks and his often-mentioned sixty acres, Janie asked inside of herself and out.” (Hurston 21) This quote made me finally realize a question that keeps recurring in my mind: Who is Logan Killicks? Would he even want to marry Janie if given the opportunity? Love
“She knew now that marriage did not make love. Janie’s first dream was dead, so she became a woman.” (Hurston 25) I think that this foreshadows the probable outcome that Janie will leave Logan as she continues to be unhappy with him.
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