The novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” is categorized as prestigious literature due to it’s valuable and applicable life lessons.
The story follows through a series of life-changing event and the fact that they have had on her personality. The transformation of the character leads the reader to be understanding that Jamie is the novel’s primary representation of a dynamic character. The notable change would never have happened if certain events had not occurred. From analyzing the structure used to alter Janie’s personality, and how the story was pre-trade over a lengthy period, it can be concluded that Their Eyes Were Watching God is a bildungsroman. Janie’s relationships with her several suitors proved to be influential on her personality in terms of giving her an ultimatum of whether to adapt to the lifestyle that they are offering her, or to leave. This struggle to choose between staying of leaving can be observed through her personal behavior as well as her interactions with other characters in the book.
For example, in the beginning, Janie is portrayed as a young girl who does not have a lot of responsibility. Later on, after marrying Logan, Janie gets a sense of obligation. However, she still maintains a shred of carelessness when she leaves Logan to be with Jody. In this relationship, Janie developed more social graces due to her exposure to the public from Jody’s status. She and Jody clashed due to Janie’s respect for herself and Jody’s lack of it. This is noticeable when Janie gives Jody a piece of her mind by saying, “But Ah ain’t going outa here and Ah ain’t going uh hush. Naw, you gointuh listen tuh me one time befo’ you die. Have yo’ way all yo’ life, trample and mash down and then die ruther than tuh let yo’self heah ’bout it.
Listen, Jody, you ain’t de Jody ah ran off down de road wid. You’se whut’s left after he died. Ah run off tuh keep house wid you in uh wonderful way. But you wasn’t satisfied wid me de way Ah was.