Their Eyes Were Watching God: Is the Film Adaptation Faithful to the Novel?

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A CRITICAL REVIEW OF THE FLIM ADAPTATION OF “THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD.” This novel was written BY Zora Neale Hurston and published in 1937, long after the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance. Although “THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD “was published in a later era it is often associated with that specific period. My motives behind choosing a critical review of the film adaptation of “THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD” is because personally I strongly believe that the film does not fully rationalize the extent of the novel itself. While I became entertained by this piece of literature. Carefully reading with the intent of understanding the reason for Janie’s journey I became a little puzzled between the novel and the film adaptation because to me they portrayed two different messages. While I read the novel I got the idea that Janie is a woman who is searching for her authentic self and real love. On the other hand the film gives me the impression that Janie because of her status in life is immature and due to that it has affect on her direction in life and which also interrupts her sense of judgment, to my opinion also she lacks self esteem all these together with the problem of submission to male which causes her to move from one male to another to find satisfactions and because of these mixed messages I will proceed to take several attempts of supporting my opinion.
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