She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. After nearly 20 years of marriage, Janie finally finds her voice. When she starts to leave him, he tells her that she is old and won't find anyone else. She cannot understand why a woman like Janie would marry a man as dark as Tea Cake, and she wants to introduce Janie to her brother. Turner prides herself on her Caucasian features and disdains anyone with a more African appearance.
He was a seal-brown color but he acted like Mr. 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. I god, they sho don't think none theirselves. She wants to be natural and free and although she is resisting more and more, she is not yet ready to completely leave behind Granny's ideals and walk into the unknown but natural world. Janie says, 'Ah know it.
He characteristically smokes a cigar. Don't let nobody jear you say dat, Janie. The literature of the 1920s, a period of postwar prosperity, was marked by a sense of freedom and experimentation, but the 1930s brought the Depression and an end to the cultural openness that had allowed the Harlem Renaissance to flourish. He hand it to his womenfolks. Explanation: During her marriage to Jody, Janie comes to accept his control over her, since he is unrelenting and it seems easier to just give in.
At other times, however, Janie scorns the pettiness of the gossip and rumors that flourish in these communities, which often criticize her out of jealousy for her independence and strong will. The reader approaches both Eatonville and the muck as an outsider and soon discovers patterns in the language of the characters. He considers himself perfectly justified not only in building up the town but ruling it, deciding who can live there and whose opinion counts. The people could have gained faith in God. The movement's proponents felt that art should be primarily political and expose social injustice in the world. She is living life according to what her well-meaning grandmother tells her to do. It had two stories with porches, with bannisters and such things.
Jody begins berating her in front of the store crowd, not only mocking her incompetence but also insulting her looks. She looked the same from beginning to end. When he dies, she feels free and avoids men until she meets Tea Cake. Early in the novel, Hurston tells her readers what to expect in the language of her characters. At one point, Janie embarrasses Joe publicly by saying, 'Naw, Ah ain't no young gal no mo' but den Ah ain't no old woman neither. He steals her money and leaves her alone one night, making her think that he married her only for her money.
Through indiscriminate suffering men know fear and fear is the most divine emotion. One day, Joe Starks, a smooth-tongued and ambitious man, ambles down the road in front of the farm. The dream is real; metaphorically speaking it is carried on ships way far off in the horizon. In the first quote, Hurston in many ways accuses blacks of looking to whites to learn what their futures hold. He finds it easy to belittle her in front of the porch sitters because of her incompetence at doing calculations in the store and post office.
Power — control of people, position, property, and even money — rules Joe Starks. Though Janie initially admires these attributes in Joe, she quickly finds that too much of this good thing can quickly become stifling and pretentious. For example, she lets her hair down very soon after Jody's death, showing that she doesn't have to abide by his rules anymore. Summary: Chapter 8 After the confrontation, Jody moves into another room in the house. She adds that he was always trying to change her and was never satisfied with who she really was. Hubris is often linked to unfounded high esteem of one's masculinity.
After she died penniless on January 28, 1960, she was buried in an unmarked grave. Slavery in the southern United States, though abolished by the time of Janie's life, has a profound effect on the book. Its impersonal nature—it is simply a force of pure destruction, lacking consciousness and conscience—makes the characters wonder what sort of world they live in, whether God cares about them at all, and whether they are fundamentally in conflict with the world around them. She buries her voice deep inside and forgets about it for a bit. Love is lak de sea.
Six eyes were questioning God. Hurston uses dialect to bring the story as well as the characters to life. She's comfortable living in nature, under the pear tree as a child and in the Everglades with Tea Cake in her final marriage. From the time when Nanny held her back to when she walks back into town, Janie has obtained the confidence to ignore tradition, regardless of people's opinions or other consequences. Janie, Tea Cake, and their friends can only look on in terror as the hurricane destroys the structure of their lives and leaves them to rebuild as best they can.