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In Their Eyes Were Watching God Hurston uses lots of Characterization

In Their Eyes Were Watching God Hurston uses lots of characterization and figurative language to give the reader an inside on Janie's feelings and surroundings In chapter the way the men focus of Janie s physical features and women criticize Janie s hygiene and looks allows the reader to make an image of how Janie looks The men were saving with the mind what they lost with the eye and the women took the faded shirt and muddy overalls and laid them away for remembrance this also shows how the women were going to keep that image of Janie in their head to hold over her Hurston 2 Janie has a love for nature the figurative language and metaphors allows the reader to understand Janie and her connections with nature Hurston uses the pear tree in the backyard to show how Janie felt free and relaxed when she was surrounded by nature When Janie saw the tree it called her to come and gaze on a mystery allowing her to feel free under the cool shade of the tree Hurston 10 The story is also filled with metaphors one example was how Janie saw her life like a great tree in leaf with the things suffered things enjoyed things done and undone Hurston 8 One of the biggest use of figurative language expressed in the story is shown by Janie and Tea Cake s love for each other Tea Cake make Janie feel the love she was always searching for even if Tea Cake was younger than her he had shown her that it's the thought that makes the difference in ages love could be felt no matter what age they were Hurston 115 Janie was so in love with Tea Cake that when he died she got rid of everything that reminded her of him except a packet of golden seeds

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