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Reflections and Motifs

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1: Hurston uses imagery to reflect different feelings and aspects of life. She reflects life as a whole, relationships, and goals.

2: Janie describes her perfect marriage as a pear tree: blooming and beautiful. When she is married to Logan Killicks, she describes her marriage as a dead stump. "It was a lonesome place like a stump in the mddle of the woods where nobody had ever been" (Hurston 22) " ""

4: She uses the horizon motif to represent goals and dreams. "Ships at a distance have every man's wish n board. For some they come in wth the tide. For others they sail forever on he horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away from navigation, his dreams mocked to death by time. That is the life of men" (Hurston 1) "She pulled in her horizon like a great fishnet" (Hurston 193)

6: Hurston uses the hair motif to symbolize Janie's freedom or well being. "That night he ordered Janie to tie up her hair around the store." "She was there in the store for him to look at, not those others." (Hurston 55)

8: My goal in the future is to be self reliant. These cacti represent my goal. The cacti are spaced apart and don't need much care. Every once in a while a rain may come but that is all the help they need.

11: My goal is to be determined and straight forward. This arrow represents my goal. The arrow itself is straight and true, never looking back.

12: I want to become a hard worker. I want to work hard so that I can be more like this man relaxing on a chair.

14: Hurston, Zora N. Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: Perennial Classics, 1937. Print. Arrow. 2007. Photograph. Prague Their Eyes Were Watching God. Digital image. MSU. Web. 4 Apr. 2010. . Dead Stump. Digital image. Web. 3 Apr. 2010. | Bibliography

15: Woman showing off hair. Digital image. Web. 3 Apr. 2010. Horizon. Digital image. Web. 3 Apr. 2010. Cacti. Digital image. Web. 3 Apr. 2010.

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