Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Heale Hurston Literary Elements

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In, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Heale Hurston, the use of literary elements is used in different aspects. In, Their Eyes Were Watching God, the book includes very vivid characterization and clear setting in order to enhance the understanding of the story.

Vivid characterization helps describe Janie's character. Janie's personality from the beginning and personality in the end changes toward her outlook on love. From the beginning, Janie only forward to finding love. She didn't care who it was, she just wanted love to come her way. Her vivid visualization of the pear tree helps us understand what type of love that she wants. "She saw a dust-bearing bee sink into the sanctum of a bloom; the thousand sister-calyxes arch to meet the love embrace and the ecstatic shiver of the tree from root to tiniest branch creaming in every blossom and frothing with delight. So this was a marriage! She had been summoned to behold a revelation" (Pg.11)

Another vivid description that was given about Janie, was her appearance. Throughout most of the book, she is mentioned a beautiful woman. Her appearance helps society realize how many men desire her as well as that she had reason for the certain men that she chose. In the book, Janie represents a protagonist. Reading the book from her point of view helps us realize how she feels on aspects of racism as well as sexism. Her thoughts and feelings help readers realize how her character builds thought the book.

A character like Logan Killicks can be represented as an antagonist. Even the name given in the book helps us realize that he doesn't sound like a good person. The way that he is described in the book helps represent the fact that he is exactly what...