November 13, 2012
Throughout the novel “their eyes were watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston there is a lot of different kind of literary devices. In specific Hurston uses a lot of different metaphors to prove her points in this novel. The literary devices show the tone of the story and the characters feelings. Literary devices can also show how the author is expressing the characters and the attitude they have in the novel. These literary devices perfectly express Janie and her difficult life.
Hurston uses literary devices to prove Janie’s innocence. Janie was young and confused about things. Janie was young and confused. “So ah ast, where is me? Ah don’t see me” (Hurston 9). Janie asked where was she, why was she different from everybody else, she didn’t see herself in that circle because she was darker than everybody else. Janie was confused of what she was and where she belonged because of the fact she was different from the rest. Janie didn’t understand what was going on. “The years took all the fight out of Janie’s face” (Hurston 76). Hurston uses this metaphor to show that although Janie experienced a lot of things when she was young she was still strong. After all that Janie has gone through especially at such a young age she still seems to be undefeated. This literary device proves how strong Janie can be and how no matter what happens to her she remains to be a strong girl.
Hurston also uses literary devices to express Janie’s feelings and how they change throughout the novel. Janie feels as if she was some kind of joke to everyone. “Killing tools out of laughs” (Hurston 2). The author uses this specific literary device which is a metaphor to show how they treated Janie and made fun of her. They were laughing at Janie in her as if she was everyone’s joke. Janie was humiliated and embarrassed. “She had glossy leaves and hurting buds and she wanted to struggle with life but it seemed...
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