In chapter 3 It talks about the relationship between Janie and Logan. I feel bad for Janie because she was forced to marry a guy she never liked. The wedding was huge and beautiful. Two months later Janie visits Nanny to ask for advice. Janie is scared that she will never love Logan. I totally understand Janie I will also be scared. After Janie leaves she prays to god to care for Janie. A month later Nanny dies. A year passes Janie still feels no love for Logan. I was sad for Nanny death because that is the only person Janie actually has in her life. Now she has nobody. In chapter 4 Janie and Logan get in a huge argument. Logan gets mad at Janie because he does a lot of work while Janie does nothing. He claims she spoiled. On afternoon while
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He gave her hope that love could be apart of her life, but then made her very small. When they first meet he unintentionally hit Janie’s weak spot when he said, “You behind a plow! You ain’t got no mo business wid uh plow than a hog is got wid uh holiday!... A pretty doll baby like you is made to sit on de front porch and rock and fan yo’self and eat p’taters dat other folks plant just special for you.” (29).
When they arrive an old widow named Florence Ogilvie takes them both in but she only wanted Gavin but was convinced to also take Norah. Florence Ogilvie already has a daughter named Mary. Norah hates her new life, she hates her school, she hates her home, she hates her guardians strict rules. While all of
While he is much more appealing and romantic than Logan, Janie still realizes that he cannot offer her the “pear tree love” that she has been searching for. During this marriage, Janie begins to ask herself many new questions. It is during Joe’s inauguration as mayor that the climax of their relationship is reached; when he refuses to let her speak for herself, Janie comes to the realization that having the option to make her own decisions is something that she has never really had. This awareness gives her a new perspective of love, which leads to Janie’s inward resentment of Joe. While she wishes to join in the checker games and conversations on the porch, she conforms to his commands by avoiding them.
Logan calls her spoiled and she mentions the idea of running off. Feeling threatened, Logan responds desperately by insulting and belittling Janie. The next morning, they argue more. Logan orders her to help with the farm work; Janie says that he expects her to worship him but that she never will. Logan then breaks down, cursing her and sobbing.
When Janie sees that Logan does not give her the affection and care she’s always wanted she allows herself to be wooed by Joe Starks. Swoon by his fanciful promises, Janie elopes with Joe and goes to a new town named Eatonville. There she earns herself the position of mayor’s wife. She lives a high lifestyle with Joe, but again lacks that needed affection. Joe starts to stop caring about her and focuses on his grocery store, his ambition, and his pride.
After Joe’s death, Janie gets to live her life without being controlled by someone. Joe was not the last husband she has, she meets someone who loves her for
Unlike her following marriages, Janie’s marriage to Logan Killicks was not by choice. Born into slavery, Nanny sees the world completely different from Janie and values protection over love. At such a young age, Janie did not quite understand why Nanny wanted her to marry an old man like Logan Killicks. After being caught kissing Johnny Taylor, Nanny’s motives are clear. “’Tain’t Logan Killicks
It was a mercy. Offered by a human” (195). In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie’s grandmother Nanny makes Janie marry someone she does not love. Janie does not want to marry Logan, but she concedes to her grandmother’s demands. The grandmother merely wants Janie’s life to be secure and safe; the grandma did not want Janie to turn out like Janie’s mother.
Janie and Jody’s relationship started out before Janie left Logan. Jody was a handsome well-dressed man that swept Janie off of her feet. However, things began to change quickly, and Janie saw who Jody really was. Jody was controlling, condescending, and dismissive towards Janie. He treated her as if she couldn’t think for herself.
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.
This impacts the plot in such a big way, since Janie can not get any more advice from her Nanny, and does not have to follow her marriage plans. Janie can now leave Logan and become free since she does not have to follow Nanny’s rules and obey her
But, as Logan continues to snap at Janie day to day, she becomes even more uninterested. While avoiding Logan, sitting under a tree, Janie comes to a realization; “She knew that marriage did
This is how the novel ended, with janie making the wrong choices in