She really loved Teacake but that doesn’t mean that true love doesn’t come with other pains too. In every marriage it shared a death. It set Janie free each time. Janie was faced with a big obstacle with teacake where she was forced to kill him, it hurt her but she still seemed to be set free in the end of the
She is not considered important enough to have her own name in the novel, and throughout the novel she is known as Curley’s wife (Mumford, 2013). Furthermore, unlike Lady Macbeth, Curley’s wife has no power over her husband instead she is scared of him. Curley’s wife is not respected by the men on the ranch and is considered to be someone who creates trouble. In contrast to this, Lady Macbeth is respected by men in her kingdom and no one tries to disrespect her. Since Curley’s wife does not get attention from anywhere, she tries to seek it from the only person who will listen to her and that is Lennie.
The people want to know about Janie’s life with Tea Cake and how she ends up back in Eatonville. On Judgment Day, people confess their poor decisions and allow everyone else to judge them. The citizens of Eatonville hope to discover that Janie was robbed by Tea Cake in order to judge her and scorn her actions. Pheoby, Janie’s friend, encourages Janie to tell the truth before Judgment Day and to prevent any hostile actions. However, Janie says that they are too focused on other people’s lives and that no matter what Janie says, they will judge her badly.
Society forcefully imposes their misogynistic views upon every citizen so that there may be order and structure. Creole norms give no leeway for actions so that there remains no uncertainty concerning acceptable actions. “The Doctor would have like during the course of conversation to ask, ‘Is there any man in the case?’ but he knew his Creole too well to make such a blunder as that” (Chopin 64). The doctor does not dare to question Edna’s faithfulness because Creole norms demand women remain faithful to their husbands, as they do not have the right to divorce. Edna disagrees with society prohibiting women’s freedom, so she rebels and rejects the judgement of others.
In Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there are many symbolic meanings that affect the characters in similar, and in different ways. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, the main character Janie, struggles to find her identity and becoming a woman. She runs into problems with her marriages, and with herself. Unlike what her Nanny taught her, Janie’s real dream is to be free and be her own individual, which is described through the symbol of the horizon. In The Great Gatsby, the main character Jay Gatsby, struggles to reach the green light.
Curley’s wife is the only woman on the ranch. Steinbeck depicts her as unimportant because she goes unnamed throughout the entire book, only referred to as Curley’s wife. Son of the boss of the ranch, Curley, is always looking for a fight. In fact, Curley only talks to his wife about who he wants to fight, nothing about what she cares about he feels. An example of a relationship without caring or connection to the other person.
Lily then consequently comes to find that the tables are turned and that her mother is the one who is in need of forgiveness. She shows her struggle by saying, “people in general would rather die than forgive” (Kidd 277). Capriciously, she contemplates the situation thinking for one moment “it is over and done,” but in the next she “would be picturing her in the pink house, or out by the wailing wall” (Kidd 278). Ultimately, after her entire debacle, with thrown honey jars as well as many headaches, Lily comes to learn that “you have to find a mother inside yourself” (Kidd 288). This idea sets Lily at ease giving her the knowledge that everything is going to be peaceful from this moment on and that she can take the time to learn to forgive others, just as she has to learn to forgive
The readers feel angry. When Joe asks Lena if he is her husband Hurston says, “Lena looked at him real disgusted but she don’t answer and she don’t move outa her tracks”. The reader feels angry as Lena does not show any sympathy towards Joe, her loving husband. Lena does not care about Joe’s emotions as she does it in front of his face! The reader feels angry again when Spunk says, “‘doan give up whut’s yours, but when youse inside don’t forgit youse mine, an’ let no other man git outa his place wid you!”.
She knows she will not be around around forever so she knows she needs Mr. Shiftlet to take care of her and make sure she is okay. The forced relationship between Mr. Shiflet and Lucynell was off from the beginning. Love should never be forced like it was. The circumstances were what led him to leave Lucynell at the diner like he did. This is not an accurate representation of what love really
She was only written with negative character traits which made it so characters or readers were never able to sympathize with her. Next, no character ever had a turning point where they saw Curley’s wife as more than exactly that, Curley’s wife. And finally, he never gave her a name. There was a great imbalance between sexism and making the readers question the sexism. If Steinbeck had chosen to give the woman some justice the message against sexism would have been stronger.
Not only did the reaction of Kitty 's neighbors demonstrate how gruesome this era was, but they also displayed a recurring theme in American history. Nobody that noticed Kitty 's altercation attempted to aid the helpless woman. When interviewed, most replied, "I didn 't want to get involved" (122) or some form of that response, such as, "I didn 't want my husband to get involved" (122). One woman even responded with, "We thought it was lover 's quarrel" (122). Although none of these are reasonable excuses, they do not reach the level of selfishness one man 's response does.
She’s uh woman and her place is in de home.” In reality, Jody was right, Janie never cared or thought to make a speech for the public, but the fact that Jody Starks was the one to decide for her, gave Janie a “cold” (pg. 61) sensation that ran through her spine, for she knew that this change may not bring the joy and passion she once presumed. As mayor, Jody allowed those around him (including his wife) become aware of the power and authority he had over any being both mentally and economically. To the town’s folks, it seemed that slavery had once again emerged from depths of their own flesh and color, “they had murmured hotly about slavery being over, but every man filled his assignment”
Nunkie would flirt with Tea Cake even if she knew Janie was watching. Tea Cake never paid attention to it, but Janie disliked being jealous and she despised Nunkie. Being jealous and deciding to work had transformed Janie into the strong-willed independent woman that is introduced in the beginning of the
Joe goes as far as to ordering her what to wear when he says,” Her hair was NOT going to show in the store. It didn’t seem sensible at all. That was because Joe never told Janie how jealous he was”(55).Joe is concerned about other men admiring his wife because he is afraid that Janie will no longer listen to him, and then leave him. It is very important to Joe that he possesses complete ownership and dominance over Janie, so when Janie resists, Joe becomes worried. When Joe couldn’t find the order for the pig’s feet, he says, ”You ain’t put it where Ah told yuh tuh.
In the novel “ Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Hurston their are a few key points in the main character’s life, Janie were after that moment her life either takes a turn for the best or for the worst. This is something people can all relate to because it happens to all of us whether we realize it or not. There are some decisions people make without thinking that change our whole lives forever. All of her key decisions seem to correlate with her being happy or trying to be a better version of herself. The first or major event that jumpstarted Janie’s life was perhaps when Nanny convinced Janie that she should marry Logan, which wasn’t all for the right reasons.