Janie also loves how sweet and caring Tea Cake is. He expresses his love constantly, like in chapter eleven when he claims, “Things lak dat got uh whole lot tuh do wid convenience, but it ain’t got nothin’ tuh do wid love. "(Hurston ). Tea Cakes communicates how he feels constantly, in this quote he claims that despite her age, he loves her unconditionally. As a result this helps to bring them closer as well as shut down her insecurities.
Killicks provides Janie a want and a need to seek more fulfilling life. Starks provides Janie with this fulfilling life, but disables Janie to recognize and embrace her true self. Tea Cake provides Janie with the ability to find her voice, yet he, like Killicks and Starks, subjects her to a male-domineering nature. Each man provides Janie with new horizons, and each of those horizons provide her with the opportunity to re-invent herself. Although, as Toni Morrison states, Janie "had nothing to fall back on" and found herself to be alone, she has found a new connection to life, namely, one that does not center around a
After reading Hibben’s critique I agree with the statements she makes. Hibben’s talks about how Tea Cake and Janie’s relationship was different from the others. When Janie was with Mister Killicks she didn’t care about his “land, and his sagging belly, and his toenails that looked like mules’ feet,” she wanted love not material things. Janie wasn’t pleased with all the nice things she could obtain from marrying Mister Killicks, she was looking for the happiness love would give her, not what Killicks had. This can also explain why Janie ran away with Joe Starks.
In this situation she is speaking of her third husband, Tea Cake. Janie believed Tea Cake was perfect; he surely wasn’t ruining her pear tree. In conclusion, Janie’s home was the pear tree; it influenced her love life and she always found a way to take it with her. After her three marriages, rather than love coming along with the marriage, Janie learned that marriage changes with the partners you choose and you must find one with who you are harmonious with. With the pear tree being in her life from her first kiss to her third husband, the pear tree remained significant to
The bees and the tree blossoms had a relationship where they were equally needed and one didn’t “own” the other. “Ah wants things sweet wid mah marriage, lak when you sit under a pear tree and think,” (Hurston, 24). When Jamie marries Logan, she becomes very disappointed when she doesn’t acquire the love for him that she thought she would. She dreamed of having this deep intimate love and once she married Logan that dream died. “The vision of Logan Killicks
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).
That was when she found her two hundred dollars was gone” (Hurston 118). Janie had so quickly fallen for Tea Cake and because of her past with Joe, being abused, trusting that Tea Cake would return and have her money was difficult for her to wrap her brain around. In Janie’s past relationships, the men would not let her do any of the normal labor built for a man. She is to stay in the house and do what women were expected to do, clean and cook. Janie is eager to help outside and Tea Cake is the first guy to let her do so.
As Sigmund Freud once said, “the only person with whom you have to compare yourself is you in the past. ” In this essay, I will qualify the claim that Janie, the protagonist from Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, is a powerful role model for young readers because she pursues her own happiness despite obstacles. Janie does pursue her own happiness through her relationship with Joe Starks and Tea cake, even though they both come to a crashing end. The obstacles she has to overcome however, are created by herself. Janie creates her own adversity, and is then forced to overcome it to achieve what she desires.
I love being a woman. I love the miracle of life that our bodies endure, the sexy way our hips curve, the cute way we blush and smile, oh wait, am I describing everything a man would? Maybe it is because we have grown and continue to grow in such a male dominated society. Don’t get me wrong, gender roles have predominately evolved but let’s get real about the princess society that our daughters, nieces, granddaughters and most young girls live through each day. I am not suggesting that Disney Princesses that we all know and love are wrong but what are they helping, other than the “Honey I’m home, where is my dinner” type of thinking?
“I do, I do like him,” “She replied, with tears in her eyes, “I love him. Indeed he has no improper pride.” (Austen, 316) Obstacles found their way to hurt this couple not just only their pride but also in the way his aunt tries to control him because of her social class. They feel she is not to the social class for Darcy, she is in it for the social class raising. The families are worried about finding someone in the right social class, “But it is very likely that he may fall in love with one of them and therefore you must visit him as soon as he comes in.” (Austen,6) In this novel Austen makes it sound like love can conquer even the most difficult