She discussed the gossip with her friend Pheoby and decided the love she felt for Tea Cake was more important than their opinions. Almost without hesitation, Janie left Eatonville to marry Tea Cake. He introduced her to a different way of living, up to this point Janie had lived a life of leisure as far as finance goes. For a minute she fears Tea Cake may be after her money, though he reassures her that his only intent is to make her happy. Janie’s immense love for Tea Cake makes “her soul [crawl] out from its hiding place”(128), which brings her closer to her true self.
She makes us feel as if we are actually in her book, through her use of the Southern Black vernacular and admirable description. Her outgoing personality parallels Janie’s life, after Janie met Tea Cake, she finds happiness. There are many connections between Zora Neale Hurston and Janie, the author’s exciting life has influences her to produce a good book.
Tea Cake has a compassionate, strong-willed attitude towards his love interest in Janie. This is exemplified in chapter 18 “ If you kin see de light at daybreak, you don’t keep if you die at dusk”(159). In this quote, Janie is saying how Janie doesn’t regret anything she’s done with Tea Cake, even if they are doing things differently that might’ve risked her life. Although for Janie, loving Tea Cake, even for only a short two years, has given her a lot of contentment.Tea Cake is referred as the sunlight in her life, and Tea Cake is amazed by the intensity of her love and devotion. If Tea cake didn’t invest so much dedication, love for Janie in this quote it wouldn’t have been essential.
His motivation, is love. Tea Cake loves Janie and the way he expresses this is when he says, “Put dat two hundred back wid de rest, Janie. Mah dice. Ah... ... middle of paper ... ...important experience is when they travel and live out on the muck. She learns from Tea Cake true love and how it feels to be that way.
Which lastly leaves Tea Cake, a younger man who looked at Janie as a prize but did not read her like Jody did. He respected her, and let her join in on activities that she was not able to do before. Tea Cake loved Janie and he was her true love and it was unfortunate in the story to have Janie kill her husband in such a way. Echidna every person who played a role in Janie’s life would show her who she was. In the end of the story she is indeed an independent woman, and has completely changed from who we met early in the
Although Tea Cake seem like the perfect husband for Janie, he took the abusive trait from Joe of showing that he was Janie’s owner: When Mrs. Turner’s brother came and she brought him over to be introduced, Tea Cake had a brainstorm. Before the week was over he had whipped Janie. Not because her behavior justified his jealousy, but it relieved that awful fear inside him. Being able to whip her reassured him in possession. No brutal beating at all.
As Janie and Tea Cake bond, Janie sees that TeaCake, a younger man with no richness, knows, accepts, and values her as no one else has ever done. Tea Cake is the only man Janie marries who cannot does not claim or insist to protect or solely provide for her. But Joe still takes a great deal of responsibility in the relationship. Janie also rightfully believes that who a person is, is more important than what he has. Only after Janie starts to trust Tea Cake, does Janie begin to free herself, and in fact feel eager, to tell her friend Pheoby all that has happened since she left Eatonville.
Once Tea Cake came along everything had changed; going from following another man’s orders to being able to live a fun-loving life. Throughout the time she spends with him, finally free from being defined by someone else, Janie Crawford discovers who she is and what love is. Works Cited Their Eyes Were Watching God book by Zora Neale Hurston
Janie can say what she wants and doesn’t have to hide her true feelings. Finally, she can be herself around someone who accepts and encourages who she is. Tea Cake adds excitement and passion to Janie’s life, something that hadn’t ever existed in her previous relationships. Despite how the town feels about the new romance, Janie and Tea Cake leave the town and are bonded by the true love Janie had yearned for since she was a child. Janie finds the future she had always wanted.
When Ah wasn’t in de store he wanted me tuh jes sit wid folded hand and sit dere.” Janie admitted her desire to get up and go wherever she pleased. Joe, however, did not want his woman to be wise or conscious of the world around them so he kept her confined and immobile in the store. Janie loved Tea Cake because he was not threatened by her desire to be adventurous. Janie loved the fact that Tea Cake treated her with class as an equal and intelligent person. “He set it (the checkers) up and began to show her and she found herself glowing inside.