Next, she sought love from Logan Killicks, her first husband, a stodgy old potato farmer, who Nanny believed offered Janie security. Their union lasted nearly 20 years and brought her economic security and an enviable position as the mayor's wife.
Scott Fitzgerald, respectively, use Janie Starks and Jay Gatsby's life long quests for love to illustrate how wealth and a high place in society do not help one achieve true love. Scott Fitzgerald and Amy Tan respectively illustrate the theme one must understand the past in order to understand the present in their respective novels While Hurston suggests that finding the perfect marriage can lead to self-fulfillment, Fitzgerald conveys that the confining conditions of married life can cause personal dissatisfaction through their respective novels, 81. Scott Fitzgerald, in The Great Gatsby , uses the influence of the past to highlight the negative aspects dwelling in the past can bring to one's life, Amy Tan, in The Joy Luck Club uses the past to emphasize the positive impact the past can have on one's life.
This novel is the story of Janie Crawford's search for love, told, as noted earlier, in the form of a frame.
In the first few pages, Janie returns to her hometown of Eatonville, Florida, after nearly two years absence.
Her neighbors are curious to know where she has been and what has happened to her.