Janie Silence Analysis

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The role of silence has a major influence in Janie's life. Throughout the book there are many times in which Janie can’t express herself to either a friend,family member and even her husband's. Janie isn’t the only one that has to be silent though. This story takes place in a time of racism and Jim Crow laws.This means that people of color don’t have the same rights as white people. If they at out of order then they are severely punished. Janie's Nany ignores her feeling towards love and forces her to marry a man she is very unhappy with named Jody. Jody treats janie very poorly and yet again Janie must be silent. On one occasion Janie gets pushed past her breaking point and finally speaks her mind. However as a result of this happening Jody

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