But because of living in slavery, her worldview has been morphed, and marrying off Janie is seen as crucial for her to gain security and status and her only option for success. Janie grows miserable and runs off with another man named Jody, she falls for and marries him. When he becomes mayor, shortly after he forces Janie to submit to his idea of the way he thinks she should behave. Finally, developing the courage to stand up to him, after he belittles her in public, Janie experiences something she never had before, a sense of independence and begins a relationship with God. Realizing how life changing it is, after Jody 's death, Janie stays unmarried for nine months, enjoying her freedom.
After almost two decades of marriage, Janie finally asserts herself. When Jody insults her appearance, Janie rips him to shreds in front of the townspeople, telling them all how ugly and impotent he is. In retaliation, he savagely beats her. Their marriage breaks down, and Jody becomes quite ill. After months without interacting, Janie goes in to visit him on his deathbed.
White Fang becomes more and more vicious, more like a wolf than a dog, encouraged by his master who beats him. One day he meets is mother and is turned to a light-hearted pup but, his mother does'nt even notice him. He kills other dogs that used to terroize him. Gray Beaver goes to Fort Yukon to trade and discovers whiskey, which he calls sweet water. White Fang is passed into the hands of Beauty Smith, a monster of a man who got Grey Beaver drunk and tricked him into selling Whit Fang.
This is when the authorities went to her house to ask for payment, and she refused straight out. The story goes back thirty years before this when, there had been a terrible stench coming from her house. This was a couple years after her father had passed away, leaving her only the house but no money, and soon after a man she was seeing had disappeared from her life. The townspeople, unwilling to confront her about it, sprinkled lime around her house until the smell left. The story moves further back to when she begins dating the man named Homer Baron and the town fetches her cousins to attempt break up the relationship.
Celie is left behind to take care of the household and Mr.___’s children. For a while she thought her sister forgot about her because Celie’s new husband hid letters from her. Which never hearing from Nettie, presumes she is dead. Life eventually turns around for Celie when she gets away from the madness in Georgia. Starting her career tailoring pants, then later returns to Georgia and reconciles with Mr.____.
Nana constantly told her she was a worthless bastard because her father had an affair with his servant, who was Nana at the time. After Nana found out she was pregnant, Jalil and his three wives kicked her out, as it would hurt their reputation. Since Mariam is a girl, no one saw any value in her. Mariam soon learns the truth after she sneaks off to her father’s house to meet him despite her mother’s wishes. At her father’s house she is told to go home as her father is away on a business trip.
Sykes, her husband, is unemployed, yet he grudge that she cleans “white folks” (Hurston 1) Clothes in their home. For fifteen years, Sykes scares his wife by using her fear to snakes. The story is filled with sadness after two months of marriage, Sykes began beat Delia. The town realized she has lost her shine, soul, happiness because of Sykes abusing her. With that said, Delia has a common sense that she no longer need Sykes or his abuse.
The dog raced down the back-bone of the cow to the attack and Janie screamed and slipped far back on the tail of the cow, just out of reach of the dog’s angry jaws… Tea Cake rose out of the water at the cow’s rump and seized the dog by the neck… Then Tea Cake finished him and sent him to the bottom to stay there. The cow relieved of a great weight was landing on the fill with Janie before Tea Cake stroked in and crawled weakly upon the fill again” (Hurston 194). Zora’s purpose of making Janie weaker physically tells the story of a woman who cannot hold herself up on her own; ... ... middle of paper ... .... 2013. . "Their Eyes Were Watching God: Race Quotes." Shmoop.
Sir John hurries and tells the news to his family. He is a very poor man. So he tells his young daughter, Tess, to go find job at their “family’s” town, but Tess’s mother never warned her about how mean man can be. There, Tess meets a man, Alec d´Urberville, and in a short time he manages to seduce her and he forces her to do something she didn’t want to. She leaves immediately that town and shortly after finds out that she is pregnant but her baby, soon after being born, dies.
When the summer ends and the Pontellier family returns to their home in New Orleans, Edna gives up on the callers and often just leaves the home to explore without leaving an excuse. She changes so drastically that Leonce even asks Doctor Mandelet to check her out because he thinks she has lost her mind. Doctor Mandelet presumes she has joined a women’s movement but he also speculates she may be having an affair. He does not mention the affair because he feels a true Creole man would have a better, stronger hold on his woman. Eventually, when Leonce is absent on business, Edna becomes fed up with living in a lavish home that she did not provide for herself that she decides to move out.