"Women should be seen but not heard" about the book: "Their Eyes were watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston. Anaylsis of the chrarcter, Jody Starks as a husband.

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"Women should be seen but not heard"

In a perfect place, at a perfect time a man would fall in love with a girl and they would live happily ever after. However, we know this is a mere dream. Marriage is something that both the husband and wife must work at in order to create harmony within. Without effort and equality from each side the union of a man and woman will inevitably end. At the time of the publishing of "Their Eyes were watching God" women were expected to "deal" with their husbands no matter what that entailed. Joe Starks in the book is the typical aggressively motivated man who knows what he wants and will use any means necessary to be on top. Joe "Jody" Starks embraces this attitude making him a horrible second husband for Janie. It is crucial to note that Jody never comes to love Janie throughout the course of their entire marriage.

Foremost, Janie is a very independent woman who has a very imaginative mind and carefree sense about her. Janie appears to be the ideal woman of the times; a young, beautiful, and supposedly simple-minded woman. She is the perfect girl for the part of Mayor's wife. Janie is a prize to be won and Jody will do whatever it takes to win her over. Jody is very charming to Janie when she first meets him. Unlike her husband, Logan, Jody is youthful, spirited, and ambitious. At this point in Janie's life she is ready for anything as long as it is something new and exciting. Jody represents that and more. He is the perfect candidate for a husband. They start off as a happily married couple ready to conquer the world. In the beginning he pampers Janie buying...