Their Eyes Were Watching God

why does Janie return to Eatonville? How has she changed from the girl who kissed Johnny Taylor? How has she stayed the same?


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Janie is much more self-aware. Janie comes back not needing a man to define or complete her. The final chapter is the resolution of the novel and of Janie's development. She has seen the horizon and taken control of it­; the horizon is no longer some strange faraway source of inspiration. Janie owns the horizon; she can wrap it around herself and rejoice in the memories that have been trapped in it like fish in a net.