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Love In "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

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Love plays a very important role in Zora Neale Hurston's “Their Eyes were watching God.” This is a statement that Bertrand Russell agrees with in her quote, “To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.” Love is the essence of life and everybody has the obligation to find their one true love or they haven’t lived their life.
In the novel, Janie spent her days looking for love. She thought of love just as she thought of the elements of springtime: Sunny days, bright skies, and bees pollinating pear tree blossoms. She searched far and wide for this kind of perfect love. This was especially hard for her due to the fact that she was a black ...view middle of the document...

" She thought she'd have "a bee for her bloom." However, after being with him for a while she realized that he, as Logan, didn’t have the love that she desired. He became very protective of her and didn’t want anybody else to see in her what he saw. He gave Janie many different things, including lots of money, but he couldn’t give her what she wanted; love. And the little bit of love that was there soon died, as did Jody. Once again, though she was heartbroken, she never feared love.
Finally, Janie met up with Tea Cake. They spent each new day together. They laughed together, fished and hunted together, talked together, and spent time with friends together. These were all things that were missing from her previous relationships. They had made her to be somebody that she wasn't. Tea Cake let her be herself. He loved her just the way she was. He encouraged her to be what she wanted to be, to follow her dreams, her thoughts, her aspirations. Janie had finally found her bee. Tea Cake was the perfect bee for her bloom. She loved him with all of her heart. They had...

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