Their Eyes Were Watching God
Conflicts in the Their Eyes Were Watching God
|Chapter: |Textual Support with Page Number: |Context of Textual Support: |Inference and/or Commentary: | |7 |“No matter what Jody did, she said nothing. She had learned |It has been 20 years since she has been married to Joe Starks and |Through the marriage of Joe Starks, brings the conflict of man| | |how to talk some and leave some. She was a rut in the road. |she had the to control herself in order for Joe to not criticize |verus conflict. This shows that for 20 years being married, | | |Plenty of life beneath the surface but it was kept beaten down|her. She realized that her marriage is merely materialistic and |Janie has only been silenced and lost her own voice. She is | | |by the wheels… She got nothing from Jody except with money |although she lived the life nanny wanted for her, her voice was |lavished with materialistic things but what she truly desires | | |could buy, and she was giving away what she didn’t |covered in the process. |is love. She is fighting with the fact that her marriage is | | |value.”[page 76] | |never around love. | |Chapter: |Textual Support with Page Number: |Context of Textual Support: |Inference and/or Commentary: | |3 |“ ‘You come heah wid yo’ mouf full uh foolishness on uh busy |Janie didn’t find love in Logan Killicks and goes to Nanny for |Janie’s and Nanny’s clashing views on marriage start another | | |day. Heah yiou got uh prop tuh lean on all yo’ bawn days, and |advice and comfort, but instead she receives a reply of how she has|conflict: man versus man. Janie desires a love marriage, where| | |big protection, and everybody got tuh tip dey hat tuh you and |everything she needs. |everything is on love and both spouses understand each other. | | |call you Mis’ Killicks, and you come worryin’ me ‘bout | |On the other hand, Nanny believes in a more materialistic | | |love.’”[page 23] | |marriage.She wanted Janie to have the benefits she never had | | | | |because she was raised in a harsh time period. Janie doesn’t | | | | |understand her grandmother’s views since she was brought up in| | | | |a more modern time period [that is compared to her | | | | |grandmother]. | |2 |“She saw a dust-bearing bee sink into the sanctum of a bloom; |As Janie watches the bees in their “marriage” she is over come with|This conflict is the main and center conflict in the book: | | |the thousand sister-calyxes arch to meet the love embrace and |a sense to be loved...
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