Tea Cake is crucial in Janie’s life because he brings a sense of self-realization in her life, she is presented more maturely in this relationship significantly, and lastly the relationship empowers her greatly. After leaving two previous marriages, Janie seems to have finally found love when she meets Tea Cake and this relationship provides
In the first instance, Tea Cake is alive and physically sleeping beside Janie. However, at the end of the story, after Tea Cake has died, Janie’s adoring and loving memories of Tea Cake continue to live on and that in itself is enough to make her feel at ease. By paralleling Janie’s soul in these two moments, Hurston highlights the
They soon decide on marriage, and Janie gets a new, blue satin dress, earrings, high heels, and a necklace that Tea Cake has picked out for her. Unlike her previous husbands, she wants to make Tea Cake proud of her and proud to be married to her. When they leave to work on the muck, Tea Cake introduces another idea that is exciting for Janie as it is the start of something new “Folks don’t do nothin’ down dere but make money and fun and foolishness” (128). Life on the muck is consistently exciting. In comparison to her last few marriages, she has had a much better life with Tea Cake.
The main theme of Their Eyes Were Watching God is not love. The love would be just a tool to lead the story smoothly. However, this story is expressing many important thing through the Janie’s progress of love. And the author uses many thing such as metaphor and contrast to show
Primarily, Janie gains strength and courage through these two adverse relationships and finally finds her desired love with Tea Cake. Generally, Tea Cake is a fun-loving, affectionate man who provides Janie with respect, equality, strength, and independence. Janie gains her own sense of self along with a great deal of freedom and fortitude. Tea Cake acts as a catalyst, providing Janie with autonomy and genuine love during a time period in which Africans experienced animosity and
For example, throughout the book Janie ends up being in two relationship throughout the novel, them being with Jody and Tea Cake. In both relationship she desired to be loved and admired but however she stumbles upon abandoning her pride and freedom to achieve her desires. Throughout the novel Jody makes her wear a head-rag that covers her personality. And Tea Cake keeps her on a theoretical leash to keep her chained down. She soon comes to realization and grasps what she whats the most after the passing of both her spouses and that's her
In the world of theatre, a place which tends to be reserved for liberal expression and socially progressive content, Bekah Brunstetter’s The Cake appears to be somewhat of an anomaly. This is not to say that the play condemns or lacks representation of the social matters which are so commonly highlighted in contemporary theatre. In fact, The Cake very thoroughly explores the unceasing debate surrounding the topic of marriage equality. However, Brunstetter’s thoughtful characterization forces audiences to consider a perspective that is rarely supported, or even acknowledged, on the stage.
Slowly through the chapters Lucy’s tempting sexuality is more lightly brought up. In one of her may letters to Mina, Lucy tells her about the three proposal she got that day and asks her why they cannot:” […] let a girl marry three men, or as many as want her, and save all this trouble.” Through her liberal dealing with sexuality, Lucy is crossing mentally boundaries set up by the social convention of society as it was immoral and forbidden for women in
Tea Cake fulfills all three of those things and that is why Janie loves him. He shows her how to love and makes her become aware of the freedom she deserves in a marriage. Janie goes her whole life looking for a special man that meets her standards and finally find
She arrived to the moment she long awaited and met Tea Cake, the man that truly represented spring. She loved Tea Cake with a love that came naturally. In the end she was not alone because the memory of Tea Cake would be with her as long as she lived. Janie and Edna shared many similarities and differences, some small and some big. Janie and Edna were both women of multiple love.
Being jealous and deciding to work had transformed Janie into the strong-willed independent woman that is introduced in the beginning of the
She talks about how she regrets sharing tender moments with her beau as he “sipped a cappuccino at [their] local coffee shop” and letting her followers catch a glimpse of “[his] hands dripping honey on the manchego cheese.” She carefully crafted her words to create an air of mystery and urban flair, but only succeeded in making herself look pretentious and self centered. One of her readers decided to tactfully remind her in the comments section, “Did you really think your readers wanted to know about your personal life at all?” She uses a more emotionally loaded fallacy, bandwagon appeal, to force her audience into seeing her side. She carefully put in little quips like how posting about her significant other would make her look like a “vapid girlfriend” heading straight off into “relationship land” which she eloquently described as “. . .an
Scout was beginning to put away her tomboyish acts and started acting like a young lady, "She seemed glad to see me when I appeared in the kitchen, and by watching her I began to think there was some skill involved in being a girl". This quote can be seen as a point where Scout started seeing being a girl a good thing rather than bad. Her brother Jem used to make fun of Scout when she would act like a girl, saying that girls are weak. Making this change from being a tough tomboy to a tough girl is a pretty big deal. In chapter 24, when Aunt Alexandra is hosting her missionary tea at the Finch’s Residence, Scout is inside instead of being outside to avoid it.