Thursday, March 5, 2009
In TEWWG, Janie kills Tea Cake when he is plagued with rabies. After his death, Janie is free from marital complications and finally liberated. In Macbeth, Duncan is murdered by Macbeth so he can assure his place as king, for his own gains. While both had their reasons for murder, they both experienced the guilt for killing loved ones.
[ *There is growing external and internal conflict in Macbeth now. Internally both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are having struggles. Macbeth is starting to have hallucinations of guilt over what he has done, he sees the ghost of Banquo and talks to it. He made a choice but he has not accepted the consequences. Lady Macbeth is the same way too, and she has to deal with the consequences of her actions that she now regrets and harlot like Janie Starks. Also in Their Eyes Were Watching God Janie is discriminated against by society* the same way that Macbeth is felt towards by Duncan's sons and McDuff. McDuff and Duncan's heirs plan to take out Macbeth the same way he did to Duncan and the same way Janie did to Teacake. ]
*contributed by Devin McNeil for web blog post
Posted by Kelsey at 6:01 AM