What were the main places that Janie traveled to in this story and what happened in each location?She started somewhere that I don't remember, went to Eatonville and then went to the everglades....

What were the main places that Janie traveled to in this story and what happened in each location?

She started somewhere that I don't remember, went to Eatonville and then went to the everglades. What was the most important thing to happen in these areas though.

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In Nora Zeale Hurson's "Their Eyes Were Watching God,” the main character and protagonist Janie, moves around frequently: the books starts with Janie living in west Florida, then moved to Eatonville, then to Jacksonville, then to the Everglades, then West Palm Beach, back to the Everglades, then lastly back to Eatonville.

However, there were three significant places, which correspond with her three marriages that take place in the story.

In west Florida, Janie marries Logan Killicks. She learns from her marriage to Logan Killicks, that she cannot “learn” to love someone. Janie has the idea that marriage must involve love, forged in a pivotal early scene where she sees bees pollinating a pear tree, and believes that marriage is the human equivalent to this natural process.

Janie leaves Logan and runs away with her new love, Joe Starks, to Eatonville. She realizes Joe wants her as more of a trophy wife. Through her marriage to Starks, Janie realizes that equality is important within a marriage. After Starks dies, Janie moves for a third time.

Janie meets Vergible Woods, who goes by the name of Tea Cake, who is a gambler and vagabond. She falls in love with him and the two move to Jacksonville and get married, and then relocate to the Everglades. While their relationship has its ups and downs, including mutual bouts of jealousy, Janie now has the marriage with love that she had wanted. When Janie married Tea Cake, she found fulfillment and love.

 

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