What happened in chapter 6 of Their Eyes Were Watching God?
Chapter 6 serves two chief functions: it further explores Janie and Jody’s relationship, particularly his need for control, and it examines the strong sense of community in Eatonville, particularly the way language nurtures this sense of community.
What was Janie’s comment to the men during their conversation about Mrs Tony?
What was Janie’s comment to the men during their conversation about Mrs. Tony? She said God told her how superiors he was that they turned out so smart after he made them different than women. And that they would be surprised if they ever found out they didn’t know half as much about women as they thought.
How is this move to the Everglades significant to the structure of the narrative?
How is this move to the Everglades significant to the structure of the narrative? The move introduces Janie to a new,fresh,free,and joyful life. The Everglades function as an emancipation from the binding oppression she experienced in Eatonville.
Why is Janie selling the store instead of living there with tea cake?
Sam Watson says that the reason Tea Cake is spending money on Janie is because he is just wanting to ruin all the hard work Joe Starks had done. Janie decided to sell the store because she didn’t want to keep it anymore and she knew that Tea Cake wasn’t cut out to run the store.
What unifying theme comes full circle in Janie’s revelations to Pheoby?
What unifying theme comes full circle in Janie’s revelations to Pheoby? The unifying theme that comes full circle is Janie’s acknowledgement of her self worth and dignity as a woman and as an individual.
What does Janie dislike about her husband?
How does Janie feel about her husband? She doesn’t like the the shape of his head or the fact that he has a big belly. She also hates stirring up his smell when in bed. She feels disappointed.
Did Janie kill tea cake?
Janie kills Tea Cake to save her own life. A few weeks before, Tea Cake was bitten while rescuing Janie from an angry dog during the hurricane. Finally, out of his mind, Tea Cake shoots at Janie, and she kills him in self-defense.
Why does Janie hate her grandmother?
She realizes, somewhat to our surprise, that she hates her grandmother for raising her according to a flawed belief system that values materialism and social status. Janie understands that while people are what matter to her, she had been raised to value things.
What was Janie’s nickname when she was 10?
Ah’m colored!” Janie is often called Alphabet in the Washburn household, a nickname she gained because so many people call her different things. Even as a child, Janie’s beauty is apparent and envied.
Why does Jody make Janie cover her hair?
Joe Starks, Janie’s second husband, is a jealous, possessive, and controlling person. Joe realizes that Janie’s hair makes her sexually attractive to men, so his decree that Janie must cover her hair is a claim that her sexuality belongs exclusively to him.
How did Joe Starks die?
In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Joe Starks dies from kidney failure and old age. Essentially, his elderliness probably caused his kidneys to stop working properly. Joe dies while continuing to harangue Janie for her alleged faults.
How did Joe 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.
What are some of the restrictions Jody places on Janie?
Jody, or Joe as he is referred to here, forbids Janie from wearing her hair down in public, because he knows the other men stare at it. Jody’s pride, however, prevents him from explaining why he sets such a rule.
What does Joe Starks symbolize?
Joe Stark symbolizes freedom and carefree living. When Janie first meets Joe she thinks that marrying him would result in her having a very easy and layed back life because he makes her believe that he would do all the work while she relaxes on the porch.
How did Janie change throughout her marriages?
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.
What does Janie say to Jody on his deathbed?
The author means that Joe could die any day, and probably soon. Why does Janie visit Jody on his deathbed? What does she say? She tells Joe that she was happy when they married, but Joe became more greedy and controlling, and she resented him for the way he treated her.
Does Janie kill Jody?
Janie killed Jody mentally. He couldn’t handle the truth that she was telling him about himself. Jody tried to make Janie stop but she kept going. He was overwhelmed what was being said but he was already struggling with death.
What does Janie tell her husband before he died?
What does Janie tell her husband just before he dies? He is going to die and there is not hope of recovery. Janie tells him everything that is in the other answer choices.
How does Janie feel about Jody?
After Jody dies, Janie likes “being lonesome for a change.” While she is sorry that Jody suffered in his dying and feels “pity for the first time in years” for the way life “mishandled” him, Janie finally feels free from the oppression her marriage imposed upon her.
Did Joe Starks have a northern accent?
Which of the following does not describe Joe Starks? He spoke with a Northern accent.
Why is Janie content to keep things as they are for now?
Why is Janie content to keep things as they are for now? Janie knows that she has the rest of her life to live as she wants, and there is no need to rush into her new life. What does Janie do during the evenings? She lets Hezekiah tend the store during the evenings while she sits on the porch.
What color does Janie usually wear?
What does Janie tell Pheoby she wants to get married again for?
131. What does Janie tell Pheoby she wants to get married again for? Love.
How much does Tea Cake want to bet Janie that he loves her?
Tea Cake wants to bet a dollar, but then says that Janie has probably never made a bet in her life. 7.
Does tea cake really love Janie?
Tea Cake loves Janie as much as she loves him. Tea Cake shows Janie affection which is something that is missing in her marriage with Joe and Logan. When Tea Cake comes home to Janie and sees her crying on the floor, “he [takes] her head in his hands and ease[s] himself into the chair. [Janie doesn’t] say anything.
How does Tea Cake justify beating Janie?
Turner telling Janie that Tea Cake is too black for her and that she should be with Mrs. Turner’s brother, instead. In chapter 17, Tea Cake beats Janie so that he can show Mrs. Turner who is boss, then he stages a fight that destroys her restaurant so that she will leave town.
Why did Tea Cake kill the dog?
Janie kills Tea Cake because he had rabies. Rabies is a deadly disease that causes insanity and erratic and violent behavior, so her killing of Tea Cake is an act of self defense and a kind mercy killing.
What was tea cakes first symptom?
Back on the muck, Tea Cake checks up on his old friends and is relieved to learn that only one of them died in the storm. He soon finds work, and after three weeks, he and Janie take time off to enjoy rifle shooting. Some time later, Tea Cake begins to show signs of an infection where the dog bit him on the cheek.
What happened just before tea cake died?
Tea Cake came home complaining of a headache. He had rabies, and that he had almost no chance to recover. Janie held Tea Cake in her arms and wept and silently thanked him for the time they had together. Tea Cake bit her on the arm just before he died.