All gods dispense suffering without reason. In fact, she praises Janie because of her white features and is unable to understand why Janie would ever marry a man as dark skinned as Tea. Can't she find no dress to put on? Jody treated Janie as an accessory, a bonus to his success. Tea Cake helps her revive and even expand her voice, which she never truly had the chance to develop before. Nanny sees no need for the love that Janie asks about.
The most prevalent themes in Their Eyes Were Watching God involve Janie's search for unconditional, true, and fulfilling love. . Logan didn't want a wife out of marriage; he wanted a pack animal. He wasn't going to die at all. She looked him over and got little thrills from every one of his good points. The dream is the truth. Dawn and doom was in the branches.
Janie runs off with him to the Florida Everglades. She chases after this ideal throughout the duration of the novel. Pheoby, unlike much of Eatonville, defends Janie's actions and takes a very modern standpoint - that Janie is her own woman and has a good reason behind all her actions. She had to hug him tight for soon he would be gone, and she had to tell him for the last time. She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net.
She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. So in the beginnin' new thoughts had tuh be thought and new words said. She wonders if it is something you learn to do after marriage, or before it. Janie was very careful when falling for Tea Cake. Soon its amber fluid was drenching the earth, and quenching the thirst of the day.
Crushing aromatic herbs with every step he took. Tea Cake displays an interest in Janie that her past husbands never did, and Janie feels a sensual attraction to him. The novel follows the main character Janie in her quest to find what she thinks is true love and happiness. Tea Cake Tea Cake is the third husband to Janie, and her first true authentic love. If people thinks de same they can make it all right. She felt an answer seeking her, but where? Raised in slavery of the establishment, she was taught to fear the unknown. As a result of her quest for this love, Janie gains her own independence and personal freedom, which makes her a true heroine in the novel.
It was wonderful to see it take form with the sun and emerge from the gray dust of its making. Janie wonders why or how she will ever survive in a world that is filled with so much pain and chaos. Joe forbids Janie to interact with the porch sitters or to play checkers on the porch of the crossroads store. She knew she wanted someone she was going to love on her own, not forced, and someone that was going to treat her as an equal. They sat in company with the others in other shanties, their eyes straining against crude walls and their souls asking if He meant to measure their puny might against His. He is a true politician; on the outside he appears kind and gentle but from within he is corrupt.
He arrives in Eatonville as a fun-loving man who quickly falls for Janie's beauty and charm. Logan spoils Janie for nearly a year, but soon tries to get her to help on the farm. She was raised by Nanny, her tough old grandmother whose views were greatly impacted by her rape and hard life. Not only is this novel about a woman, it is also the first major novel ever published by a black female author. She is utterly and completely at one with herself and does not care what society thinks, which gives her the confidence to deviate from her traditional role as a southern woman.
Ah done lived Grandma's way, now Ah means tuh live mine. They sat in company with the others in other shanties, their eyes straining against crude walls and their souls asking if He meant to measure their puny might against His. It's uh movin' thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets, and it's different with every shore. She knows that it is more than just chemistry, the set of emotions she felt with Johnny Taylor, her first kiss. Hurston created the character of Janie during a time in which African-American female heroines were uncommon in literature. Janie recognized when she married Tea Cake that, although she had gone through two marriages without love, true love could be found. So they beat him down to nothing but sparks but each little spark had a shine and a song.