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... chance to work with him in order for them to stay close. Janie by herself reflects on the difference between the towns as she thought “What if Eatonville could see her now in her blue denim overalls and heavy shoes” (Hurston 134). Even then Janie while being with Tea Cake were pressured by their new community, but only in terms of love for each other. They both shared their trust and bond for each other when Tea Cake took the next level of hitting Janie hard enough to show marks for the other men to see that Janie was his (Hurston 147). The acceptance of the hit from Janie showed that Janie learned to accept the hit, but not as a punishment like with Joe, but because she knew Tea Cake was doing it for the both of them. Janie was able to find mostly everything she wanted in Tea Cake, but after having to put him to death with her own hands Janie came to a revelation.
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