Table of Contents
- 1 What does Janie learn about herself?
- 2 How does Janie feel about her gossiping neighbors?
- 3 What do the townspeople envy about Janie?
- 4 How did Joe treat Janie?
- 5 Why are the townspeople jealous of Janie?
- 6 Why is Tea Cake’s death ironic?
- 7 Where was Janie in their eyes were watching God?
- 8 What are Janie’s neighbors doing when she arrives home?
- 9 What are the terms in their eyes watching God?
What does Janie learn about herself?
She learned from her marriage to Logan Killicks that she could not learn to love someone. After her marriage to Jody Starks, Janie realized that equality is important within a marriage. Janie learned through her three marriages even though she had bad experiences with love; there was a thing as true love.
How does Janie feel about her gossiping neighbors?
Janie is not affected by the opinions of her gossiping neighbors. She feels no need to try and get along or connect with them; she just brushes them off and pays them no attention, which clearly, only she has done.
What do the townspeople envy about Janie?
Essentially, the townspeople want to know where Janie has been and how she came to be back in Eatonville. They are a nosey bunch, used to knowing the goings-on with everyone in the town. Since Janie left Eatonville amid a bit of a scandal, they can’t wait to find out what has brought her back home.
What do the porch sitters and Phoebe want to know?
The porch sitters want Pheoby to find out the information about Janie and then come back and tell them everything. Janie is tired and worn out from her long trip home and her feet ache. Pheoby gives her the rice, and Janie is grateful for it.
What does Janie’s hair symbolize?
Janie’s hair is a symbol of her power and unconventional identity; it represents her strength and individuality in three ways. Third, her hair, because of its straightness, functions as a symbol of whiteness; Mrs. Turner worships Janie because of her straight hair and other Caucasian characteristics.
How did Joe treat Janie?
How does Joe Starks treat Janie? Joe Starks treats Janie well in some ways: He builds her a big house and gives her nice clothes, and she gets the respect due to the wife of the mayor. However, Joe is also very domineering and jealous. He makes Janie cover her hair so other men can’t see it.
Why are the townspeople jealous of Janie?
The women are actually jealous of Janie, who has lived more than they ever will. They are also jealous that she still looks young, and they envy her physical attractiveness. The only one who understands Janie is Phoeby. She knows that these women gossip about her friend because they are envious of her.
Why is Tea Cake’s death ironic?
The irony is that (1) Tea Cake received his death sentence, the bite, while rescuing Janie; (2) he could both beat her and rescue her; (3) she killed him with a skill he taught her and (4) the end result of his physical attacks on her was his death at her hands.
Is Tea Cake Janie’s bee?
An unselfish lover, Tea Cake delights in Janie’s pleasure. Janie soon concludes that Tea Cake “could be a bee to a blossom–a pear tree blossom in the spring.” Despite the disapproval of her neighbors, she marries this man several years younger than she whose only worldly possession is a guitar.
Why does Janie let her hair down after Jody’s death?
How does Janie feel about Jody’s death? Right after Jody’s death, Janie tears her kerchief off her head to let her hair down, symbolizing the freedom she feels to be herself again.
Where was Janie in their eyes were watching God?
“What dat ole forty year ole ʼoman doin’ wid her hair swingin’ down her back lak some young gal?” Readers first glimpse Janie through the eyes of her neighbors in Eatonville, who are sitting on the porch at sundown and watching her return home.
What are Janie’s neighbors doing when she arrives home?
What are Janie’s neighbors doing when she arrives home? The neighbors are gathered on Pheoby’s front porch to gossip. 3. Who is wearing a pair of overalls in Chapter 1? Janie. 4. How old do the neighbors think Janie is when she returns home in Chapter 1? 40 5. Who is Janie’s best friend? Pheoby. 6. What does Janie eat for dinner in Chapter 1?
What are the terms in their eyes watching God?
Terms in this set (180) 1. What time of day is it when the novel begins? Dusk. 2. What are Janie’s neighbors doing when she arrives home? The neighbors are gathered on Pheoby’s front porch to gossip. 3. Who is wearing a pair of overalls in Chapter 1?
Why is hair important in their eyes were watching God?
The guards decide that hair is the best means of distinguishing white people from Black. The passage makes explicit what has been implicit throughout the story, namely that hair is a symbol of race. Janie’s beautiful long hair is one of the features that sets her “above” her darker-skinned African American neighbors.