I was amazed at the story, symbols and images that this novel creates. Secondly gender sexuality between the males and females. Only because Janie suffered through two bad marriages can she know that Tea Cake is the right man for her. Each relationship that Janie is involved in not just marriages, blooms and withers away like the symbol of Janie's life the pear tree from her childhood Rather, she wants to be a part of her culture and celebrate the intricacies that her race should be proud of.
Uses of metaphors have gracefully fitted in the novel throughout especially when Janie calls herself a pear tree. With Tea Cake, Janie enjoys a fulfilling relationship characterized by intellectual, emotional, and physical compatibility.
She has to outlive her husband before she can take to the streets and be freed from the gender mold he constructed for her. Her daring attitude was shocking as well as outrageous.
Being involved with Joe, Janie truly feels like the mule that her Nanny previously described as being the workhorse of all humankind.
In sixth chapter, Hurston portrayed the reality of men by describing them as the important and strong figures than woman. Setting The author begins and ends the book on a porch where Janie is telling her story to her friend Pheobe Watson.
The word stark is often used as a synonym for barren, and Joe Starks and Janie never have any children. One theme states that love is unexpected.