Quote Assignment from "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

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1. “Now, women forget all those things they don’t want to remember, and remember everything they don’t want to forget.” I chose this quote because I like the way it portrayed women’s feelings. This quote is basically saying that women tend to hold on to things they don’t want to forget but what they don’t necessarily want to remember they ignore or forget. I feel that it’s true because if you don’t think something is truly important you’ll forget about it. I think not only does it work in the book but in life because people do it all the time. My great-aunt felt that the quote is true as you get older and feels that way about herself. 2. “You know, honey, us colored folks is branches without roots and that makes things come round in queer ways.” I chose this quote because it felt like a really touching quote about blacks. I feel that this quote is talking about blacks just there without something to hang on to or live for. They have words but no one to listen to them or to care. They can make a difference in the world if they try but they don’t know what to do. The quote shows how blacks were treated in that time period and how they felt. My great-aunt felt that we are wonderers or nomads. We don’t settle down or stay and go from place to place as our live dictate it. She doesn’t understand what it meant by makes things come round in queer ways. 3. “Dis ain’t no business proposition, and no race after property and titles. Dis is uh love game. Ah done lived Grandma’s way, now Ah means tuh live mine.” I chose this quote just because it stuck out to me. Janie is saying that her marriage isn’t a job it’s a game that they play. She feels it’s just time to live her life the way she wants to and not the one her Grandma wanted her to live. Janie doesn’t want a marriage to seem like it has to be just that. Marriage should be a sacred bond between people who
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