So great is the hurricane that Janie calls it “His work.
” Only God can create such a storm with the fierceness to take their lives at anytime.
No, Janie felt “it was important to all the world that she should find them and they find her.
” However, in a single action, Nanny, her grandmother, shattered these hopes.
In Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie Crawford is a suppressed woman with high hopes and dreams and only in the face of death is she able to break through and emerge stronger than ever.
In the middle of the novel, Janie undergoes a rebirth.
As long as Janie is with Joe, she can never live the life she had once hoped for.
During these long years with Joe, Janie, on the outside, is lifeless, living a monotonous daily routine while inside her there still burns a small flame of hope.
Janie then reaches the climax of her new life when she is willing to die just to be with her husband, Tea Cake, in a violent storm.
Her hopes have finally been fulfilled and she could want nothing more.