FC: By: Tayler Whitman | Imagery Project
1: Imagery: the use of descriptive words to create a mental image Imagery is used in books frequently. Zora Neale Hurston uses imagery in every chapter. She uses it to describe the characters relationships, goals, and expectations.
3: "This business of the head-rag irked her endlessly. But Jody was set on it. Her hair was NOT going to show in the store" (Hurston 55). The head-rag represents relationships, the control. When Joe forces Janie to wear the head rag, he is showing her he is in control. After Joe died, she removed her head rag and brushed her hair and put it back up. She in back in her own control.
5: "Oh to be a tree-any tree in bloom" (Hurston 11). This quote was taken from narration. It is explaining Janie's goals in life. She wants to have a blooming love. A pear-tree relationship. A relationship full of love. This is her goal in life. She wants true love.
7: "It was a lonesome place like a stump in the middle of the woods where nobody had ever been" (Hurston 21). Janie was thinking about her and Logan's relationship. She knows that he is not anything close to being a pear tree. He is actually like a stump. He does not meet Janie's life goals.
9: "He could be a bee to a blossom--a pear tree blossom in the spring" (Hurston 106). Janie in this quote is thinking about Tea Cake. Janie thinks that Tea Cake is meets her goal in life; true love.
11: "De [black] woman is de mule uh de world as fur as Ah can see" (Hurston 14). Janie's grandmother is telling her about enviromental expectations. The woman is expected to do all the work. She is expected to carry the weight of the work.
13: Imagery can also be related to things in your own life. A goal I have in my life, is to become a great volleyball player. My family has expectations for me to achieve and maintain high grades.
14: Bibliography 1912(?). Wikimedia Commons. Web. 19 Mar. 2010.
15: Hurston-Zora-Neale. 1935-1943. Wikipedia. Web. 17 Mar. 2010.