“How’s the dress planning going?” “Oh, honey. You know we couldn’t start the actual planning without you,” her mom replied to her. “Joan, Mariah, and I were just discussing bridesmaid’s dresses.” Mariah, her sister, stood up and gave her a hug. “Don’t worry. We’ll find the perfect dress,” Mariah whispered to her.
In Zora Neale Hurston’s novel, Their eyes were watching God the main character Janie is on a quest for self-fulfillment. Of Janie’s three marriages, Logan and Joe provide her with a sense of security and status. However, only her union with Teacake flourishes into true love. Janie’s first marriage to Logan Killicks was an arranged marriage by her Grandmother Nanny. One day Nanny caught Janie kissing the neighborhood riff raff Johnny Taylor, and Nanny becomes convinced that Janie has entered her womanhood, and needs to marry.
The priest then blesses the wedding ring and the couple exchanges them. These acts represent Hiral and Jay’s new status as a married woman and man. Kansar Bhojan (Nourishing the relationship) Jay and Hiral feed each other four times with sweets, signifying their pledge to love and care for each other, and accept the blessing to have a harmonious marriage. Khand Saubhagyavati (Blessing from the married women) Hiral and Jay now seek the blessing of their parents and their elderly relatives by bowing to their feet (ashirvaad). Married women form the bride’s side bless the couple by whispering “saubhagyavati Bhav”(blessing for abiding martial happiness)into the bride’s right ear.
The genuine mutual love is present in Tea Cake and Janie’s marriage. Unlike with Joe, Janie opens herself to Tea Cake and lets ‘her soul crawl out from its hiding place’ (151). Tea Cake leads Janie to the horizon, despite his death. She cherishes the memories and experiences shared with Tea Cake as ‘she pull[s] in her horizon like a great fish-net’ (227).
Even later the author shows that she wears blue because of Tea Cake, “Wait till you see de new blue satin Tea Cake done picked out for me tuh stand up with him in.” (pg. 115) Traditionally the color blue represents 2 depth and stability. It can also symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. From early on Hurston is indicating that Janie will be some of those traits and through out the novel the reader realizes that Janie is actually loyal, stable,wise, and confident after she is introduced to Tea Cake. The next color the author uses is white.
If Tea cake didn’t invest so much dedication, love for Janie in this quote it wouldn’t have been essential. Janie has significantly grown as an individual. She perceives love in a different manner, as shown with Tea Cake, Janie admires him and genuinely embraces Tea Cake, she’s very excited when it comes to describing her husband. As shown in chapter 11"[Tea Cake] looked like the love thoughts of women… Crushing aromatic herbs with every step he took. Spices hung about him.
We sat for hours talking about what color the bridesmaid dresses would be, and we listened as the happy couple told us of their dream honeymoon. I wasn’t completely oblivious, I knew that it wasn’t considered “normal” to marry one of the same sex, but I didn’t know why people were so against it. Without good reason, I decided that what other people thought didn’t matter. As long as my cousin was happy, I was happy. My cousin wakes up every morning and brushes her teeth.
His heart really like a stone and in the next day he asked her to go with him to see his work he said I will stay her. In the next morning she found a group of people put massages in the wall . In the evening a girl come and collect the masseges . She followed her and and found herself introduced to Secretaries of juliet a group of women who collect the letters and replied to who wrote it . She told her fiance about that the only important thing for him was the cake which they gave her.
They will emphasize with her as she decides what to do and rejoice with her as she is rewarded for her honesty at the end. The watercolor illustrations by Kevin Henkes imitate the text on each page by showing sneaky eyes as she hides the marble, and red colored cheeks as she confronts her neighbor. The short sentences and pictures that predict the text make this a book that early readers transitioning into chapter books will love. Category Graphic Novels Bibliographic Citation Holm, J., & Holm, M. (2012). Babymouse for president.
So, she left him for Joe Starks who promised to treat her the way a lady should be treated, but he also made her the way he thought a lady should be. After Joe died she found Tea Cake, a romantic man who loved Janie the way she was, and worked hard to provide for her. Though Janie had three marriages in total, each one drew her in for a different reason. She was married off to Logan Killicks by her Grandmother who wanted her to have protection and security. “Tain’t Logan Killicks Ah wants you to have baby, its protection.” (Hurston 15) says Janie’s grandmother when Janie said she did not want to marry Logan.