He always paid for everything they did with the money he made working very hard. He proved to her that he was trustworthy by saying, “ Janie, Ah hope God may kill me, if Ah’m lyin’.”(pg.109) Tea Cake is going to the farthest extent of trying to prove to Janie he is a good person. Janie’s confidence in Tea Cake highly increases because of his words. She learned that Tea Cake was not in the relationship for the money. Tea Cake had the best effect on Janie.
Tea Cake has demonstrated throughout the novel that he is a gentlemen, loving a woman for who she truly is. Hurston is saying that there is hope for women today to be treated with integrity know a days, based on how young Tea cake and being married to an older women who has gone through two
After the unfortunate death of Joe, she moves on to a relationship with Vergible Woods known as “Tea Cake”, however Tea Cake is the man of her dreams who makes her feel loved and appreciated. The people of Eatonville become upset when she attends a picnic with Tea Cake. The town people still considers her as Mrs. Starks and was upset with her many outings accompanied by Tea Cake. Pheoby attempts to warn her of Tea Cake in belief that he was only after her money left by her late husband. In spite of the situation Janie marries Tea Cake in Jacksonville, Florida.
The passage being used happened when Janie and Tea Cake have started dating. Zora Neal Hurston uses literary devices such as imagery, personification, and similes to show the emotions of Janie and Tea Cake. A good way of showing someone’s feelings is by using imagery.
Significance to the story: Teak Cake is significant to this novel because he helps with Janie’s self- development. She views Tea Cake as a sense of freedom and independence; she can truly be herself in his presence. For example, when they first meet, she prompts her to play chess, a game that she was never allowed to play in her past. Tea Cake successfully fulfills her yearnings of having a relationship representative of the pear tree. Adjectives: Fun- loving, calming Name: Janie Role in the story: The main character, the focal point of the
Janie grew to learn how to go through struggles and overcome them. Janie was affected growing up like her looking for love. When someone looks for love they have to think about what they want or need from a partner in order to be happy. Zola wrote “Janie had no chance to know things, so she had to ask.”(Hurston, p.21) So when marriage or love was brought up she
Flaubert’s Madame Bovary describes the tragic life of Emma Bovary, an ordinary country girl who grew up to be a woman with false and idealistic visions of romance, love and wealth. In the first part of the novel, readers are introduced to Emma and gains an understanding of her childhood, her naive character and how her unrealistic ideals takes a toll on her physical, emotional and mental states. Flaubert reveals little of Emma’s character until after the wedding where she becomes Madame Bovary, and the reader starts to realize that unlike Charles, Emma already regrets the marriage. “And Emma sought to find out exactly what was meant in real life by the words felicity, passion and rapture, which had seemed so fine on the pages of the books.” (Flaubert 27) This is the first instance in the book where it is suggested that Emma is disillusioned about romance and discontent with her life. She often compares her own life with that she reads in books, without realizing how unreasonable her dreams and desires seem.
He made her feel as if she was independent in her thinking, when he was merely giving her options that he approved of. The way Janie’s character in relation to Tea Cake was in my opinion weak. It puts women in a position that will allow women to be taken advantage off by sweet-talking us into thinking they are doing the perfect things because they are treating us they way we want to be treated. It gives of the notion that women will do whatever men want as long as we are treated like women. To answer the question, is this a feminist text, I would say that it is.
When Janie meets Tea Cake, a poor and adventurous worker, she knows that he is seen as an undesirable and unsuitable match for her: “Janie, everybody’s talkin’ bout how Tea Cake is draggin you round tuh places you ain’t used tuh” (112). Knowing that people saw Tea Cake as an incompatible match did not stop Janie from loving him. Janie understood societies view of him, but did not allow this to stop her from trying to find true love. Through Tea Cake, Janie learned that real love is feeling appreciated and truly desired, and that her past relationships were not love: “Tea Cake love me in blue, so Ah wears it. Jody ain’t never in his life picked out no color for me”(112).
Every individual strives to have an identity to call one’s own. Developing that identity, an one takes into account many things surrounding him or her; the area in which one resides, the color of one’s skin, even one’s gender, things which one cannot control, contribute to the development of that person. In “A Rose for Emily”, by William Faulkner, a town decides one woman’s identity. “The Bridegroom”, by Ha Jin shows readers that one can use binary opposition to create identity. Alice Walker’s, “Everyday Use” gives readers a narrow glimpse of how a mother views her daughter.