Hurston begins her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a concise, but powerful allegory–A tale of boats in the ocean, drifting in the wind, disappearing into the horizon. Early in Janie's life she establishes her horizon with an experience under a pear tree. In witnessing the bees’ interaction with the tree’s flowers, Janie experiences a perfect moment in nature, full of passion and blissful harmony. As the story of Janie’s life unfolds, she continually seeks the peace she found here. Even as the settings and people around her shift, she longs to connect to the ideal natural world teased in front of her. In the final paragraph, Hurston reconnects to this allegory saying , “here was peace. She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net”. In reaching the horizon, Janie obtains the peace she seeks, but between the meshes of the net contains her motivations and all of sacrifices she made along the way.
The Earliest influence in Janie's life is Nanny. Raising her from …show more content…
She falls in love with a man carefree man named Teacake. Like all people of the everglades, teacake is not concerned with social or political roles, but instead focuses on supporting Janie. Between working the fields with each other and socializing with others, Janie and Tea Cake’s marriage flourished. Tea Cake was the only husband that showed real love and respect to janie, and through this she found more peace than with anyone else.
Hurston notes that women are not watchers, but are driven toward their goals. In Janies case, she seeks peace and takes many bold moves to get there. Through her trials she was able to discover who she is. Her needs, desires, and personal satisfactions. By the end of her journey, she was able to return home with a restful sense of accomplishment, giving her the same peace first experienced under the pear