This marriage could be said to be Janie’s best. Unlike previous times, Janie had finally learned to always care for her loved one. In one particular scene, Tea Cake had left to gamble and win money for the two of them, and Janie’s behaviour during this time is explained as, “Janie waited till midnight without worrying, but after that she began to be afraid. So she got up and sat around scared and miserable. Thinking and fearing all sorts of dangers… She rather found herself angry at imaginary people who might try to criticize” (Hurston 125).
Because of this joy stemming from him, Janie loves to be around Tea Cake and spending time with him. They do absolutely everything together. 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).
Tea Cake plays a very significant role in her life but she always is always the main focus. 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
Summing up the contents, the metaphor used for highlighting that Janie has a bigger love for Tea Cake than she did for any other and jealousy about Nunkie’s action. 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
Hurston beautifully depicts this image of Janie’s soul emerging as a statement of her love for Tea Cake and of her vulnerability when she is with him. Likewise, at the end of the story, Janie calls on her soul to come out yet again at the moment in which she reflects upon her life with Tea Cake and in a way thanks him for allowing her to be free. 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
Janie, at first, doubts Tea Cake loves her because of her age and then, on account of her fortune, fears he may have married her only to run off with her money. However, Tea Cake proves through and through that he loves Janie for Janie and treats her with love accordingly. Though Janie and Tea Cake’s marriage is not perfect, (such as when he beats her to show Mrs. Turner and her brother that he is in possession of Janie) she has found the “bee for her bloom” in Tea Cake. Willingly, unlike with Killicks who would have forced her, Janie works with her husband in the fields when she and Tea Cake make a home in the Everglades (184–185). When jealousies arise through the flirtation of Nunkie, a girl who takes a liking to Tea Cake, Janie and Tea Cake fight but talk through and express their feelings over the flirtation to one another until each gives in and they become united once more (188–191).
We added glitter and that made them look so much better. When I was done i shook mine up and it looked like a masterpiece to me. Then my mom said it was time for bed. We all had glow sticks and went to bed. We could not sleep, we were to
“In confusion I looked at the Persian carpet spread on the floor, then gave my mother a long look.” By their very nature, Persian carpets are symbolic, telling stories through their patterns and designs. A comb on a Persian carpet is a symbol of cleanliness, red represents beauty, wealth, courage, luck, joy and faith. A variety of floral designs represent symbols of paradise. These are the symbols she remembers from the carpet when her family was whole; it was paradise for her. The carpet becomes a source of irony in the story.
In Hansberry’s, “Raisin in the Sun,” the taken out “Mrs. Johnson” scene should definitely be included in the play. Mrs. Johnson is an intriguing and striking character whose presence makes the audience question the reason why she decides to visit the Youngers before their move. Her character adds comic relief to the play, allows the readers to question whether Mama makes the right decision to purchase the house in Clybourne Park, and reveals the pride Mama has towards Walter and his entrepreneurial intentions. It seems to me that Hansberry’s, “A Raisin in the Sun,” needs a character like Mrs. Johnson to brighten up the mood of the play, especially after the scene that precedes Mrs. Johnson’s.
Regarding the love between Romeo and Juliet, we can see that it is shown as ideal, perfect and young love. In order to understand it in a proper way, it is necessary to explore the chronological order of events related to the development of their love. In the act I, scene V, Romeo meets Juliet at the ball of Capulet´s house, and he thinks she is the love of his life. He says: “O she doth teach the torches to burn bright. ….Did my heart love till now?
She wants a man to treat her as an equal, compliment her, and most importantly love her. 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
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. They both searched for something to fill the void, whether it be through love or just desire. When they were both presented with the same fate both chose different paths.
Sadie notes that the room feels bigger and lighter, and begins to like her newly painted room. The room now feels like ‘home’ to Sadie when she has accepted the fact that she belongs in Boort, and that the citizens of Boort have also accepted her, like Lachie. It is also interesting to note that the colour purple (her wall is coloured lilac) is associated with magic, peace and mystery. Magic, because of Sadie using time travel to right the wrongs of the past, peace, to symbolise the newly found acceptance and mystery, which is one of the main genres of the book and is what conceals the past. I believe that the wall symbolises Sadie’s newly found belonging in Boort because of how it changed along with Sadie’s status in Boort, which highlights her development throughout the
With these things being said, the best husband for Janie would have to be Tea Cake. He has made a few mistakes, yes, but does the best he can to keep Janie happy and in love. It is depressing that Janie had to shoot him at the end of the novel, but at least she realizes that she was finally able to live the life she wanted for herself rather than the life her grandmother wanted for
In the short story “A Bolt of White Cloth,” Leon Rooke develops on the idea that love is a weakness that clouds and blinds the thoughts. The woman is intrigued by the travellers cloth and does not notice that she is being blinded by it. She does not notice her husband and is so in love with her new cloth that everything else fades away. “You could have knocked me over with a feather when she up and kissed him full on the mouth, with a nice hug to boot.” (Page 60). She speaks a lot about wanting to make new curtains with some of that nice new cloth and the curtains can mean a lot of things.