Her next marriage to Jody was an escape. In a sense it was Janie breaking free from the life that Nanny had planned for her, cutting loose from his scratchy toenails and portly stomach. Joe Starks was the knight who could rescue that damsel in distress. However, Tea Cakes started off with a “sweep you off of you feet” type meeting, which could not be turned down. He possessed charm and grace and had this unique ability to make Janie feel special.
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
Her first marriage leads her into her second marriage with Jody Starks; a man who seems to respect Janie at first but in reality does not. Her relationship with Jody is “mocked to death by time,” and leads her to her last relationship with Tea Cake Woods. By the end of the novel Janie has reached the line of equality with Tea Cake. Her relationships represent her journey to the horizon with the idea of love never... ... middle of paper ... ... relationships, although different from each other, were based on status and protection. Janie chose Jody to fill in the feelings that were unsatisfied by Logan.
From now on, you gointuh eat whatever mah money can buy uh and wear de same. When Ah ain’t got nothin’ you don’t git nothin’” (Hurston 128). Tea Cakes breaks the gender boundaries when he ask Janie to work on the field with him and he “would help get supper afterwards” (Hurston 133). This marriage is different because they become a team rather doing the work based on their gender roles. 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.
In the Old Spice commercial, people in society would be subconsciously taught “what men do” and “what women do” as a result because to be a “man, man” you need to use Old Spice and if you do not, then you 're a weak individual. It teaches women in society, that your man isn 't all that you want him to be because his usage of feminine soap makes him as “weak” as you, because you 're a
His “lessons” consist not of imparting new information, but of reinstructing Janie “all over again” in something that she formerly possessed: “de maiden language.” This phrase recalls the biblical origins of the world (“In the beginning, there was the Word”), suggesting that through her relationship with Tea Cake, Janie’s own world and even her relation to the cosmos are being reordered. “Language” also refers to the verbal delight that Janie and Tea Cake take in each other. In contrast with Arvay and Jim, whose communi... ... middle of paper ... ...e can, however, signal her virginal status by dressing in a way that represents its equivalent: as a southern belle. In addition to her low-cut blue dress, with its feminine, puffed sleeves, Arvay wears a floppy-brimmed “leghorn-intention” (straw hat), decorated with a “big pink rose” (suggestive of reproduction). Most tellingly, we are told that she is wearing a corset that is “laced very tight” – so tight that she cannot eat her dinner.
In Ovid's translation, they had a son named Paphos, and in some other translations, they also had a daughter. In Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw's, we see a myth that has been revamped into a modern tale with a subtle hint of feminism. The underclass flower-girl Eliza Doolittle is metaphorically brought to life by a phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, who polishes her accent, teaches her correct grammar and how to have conversation in social situations and otherwise conduct herself with upper-class manners. In his own way, he sculpts Eliza into his own ivory Galatea, and though it is unclear what becomes of them, he falls in love with her at the end of the play. However, since Bernard Shaw was a feminist, in his adaptation Professor Higgins’s plan to mold Miss Doolittle into the perfect woman backfired, and since he taught her to think for herse... ... middle of paper ... ...hieve the level of closure that I, personally would want.
Jody courted her by talking about himself and his dreams. Tea Cake, on the other hand, pursued Janie with a more romantic flair. Also, he allowed her equal footing in negotiating the terms of their relationship. Her attendance at the picnic with Tea Cake was an act of faith, taking the relationship into the public arena. Social condemnation was fast in coming, especially because she discarded her mourning colors.
Joe isolated Janie from the community, and never gave her an opinion on the matter (The Concept of Love and Marriage in Zora Neale Hurston 's Their Eyes Were Watching God). Joe abused Janie physically throughout their marriage, but also verbally abused her as time went on (The Concept of Love and Marriage in Zora Neale Hurston 's Their Eyes Were Watching God). When Janie spoke out against Joe, it would be the biggest first step in Janie’s journey to equality, voice, and freedom (Roberts and Kendall). Janie speaks out against Joe in the store after being ridiculed for her looks (The Concept of Love and Marriage in Zora Neale Hurston 's Their Eyes Were Watching God). When Janie does fight back against Joe finally using her voice, she destroys his self-image and power (Analysis of Major Characters).
Logan forces silence from Janie which becomes an oppressor; Joe exploits Janie’s silence and uses it as a manipulator; and Janie’s only true love, Tea Cake, allows Janie to control silence, which becomes her liberator. In the book Their Eyes Were Watching God, silence is manifest as an evolving source of empowerment and identity for Janie, in that her character is molded not only by her speech but, more importantly, by her silence. In Janie’s journey to find herself, she initially has limited control of her own life, being forced into marriage by Nanny. Nanny wants what she feels is best for Janie, wishing for her to have security and protection. This marriage provides the perfect solution in Nanny’s eyes; Nanny promises Janie that all will go well with her marriage even though it may not seem so at the time.