What is the importance of the concept of horizons? How do Janie and each of her men widen her horizons? What is the significance of the novel's final sentences in this regard?

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The idea of the "horizon" in the story Their Eyes Were Watching God is the concept of limitations and boundaries—it's how far a person's life extends. If someone's horizon has expanded, it means they have grown as a person, are more capable, and have more strength and opportunity in their life.

Janie has several relationships, and they all serve to expand her horizon. In her first marriage to Jody, Janie feels trapped and unhappy constantly. She begins to realize that the marriage is worthless and oppressive and that she wants more out of her life than to be trapped with Jody. This helps her gain...

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