Their Eyes Who Were Watching God

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  • Nanny has high hopes that Janie will marry and be a legitimate wife, but nanny reassures the romantic Janie that marriage will definitely bring love. So, Janie marries Logan Killicks.
  • Janie threatens to leave him, Logan feels genuine fear...but because such fear is incited by a woman, he doesn't have the vocabulary with which to respond. Logan instead tries to brush off Janie’s threat and belittle it. As a result, Janie feels that he's insensitive and doesn’t value her, so she leaves
  • Nanny has high hopes that Janie will marry and be a legitimate wife, but janie doesnt want to marry Logan Killicks she feels happiness wouldnt be found. Nanny reassures the romantic Janie that marriage will definitely bring love. So, Janie ends up marrying Logan Killicks.
  • "Logan Killicks is the one tuh marry" "Logan Killicks is the one tuh marry"
  • "I dont want tuh be here anymore"
  • Janie threatens to leave him, Logan feels genuine fear...but because such fear is incited by a woman, he doesn't have the vocabulary with which to respond. Logan instead tries to brush off Janie’s threat and belittle it. As a result, Janie feels that he's insensitive and doesn’t value her, so she leaves
  • "I dont want tuh be here anymore"
  • Joe is headed for a town built and run entirely by black people. He hopes to be a big man in the town and find his fortune. He and Janie talk on and off for two weeks. Joe tells Janie that he wants to marry her, take her to the city, and make her a proper lady.
  • "Ok I will go with you"
  • "I'll treat you how uh lady should be treated"
  • "I wish lightining would kill ya"
  • Janie now feels relieved after Joe Stark passes away, now she feels free.
  • Janie begins to feel out of place around Joe Starks
  • "I have the rest of my life to do as I please"
  • "You done lived wid me for 20 years and yuh half know me"
  • Janie later meets Vergible "Tea Cake" Woods, he later wins Janie’s heart with his carefree, fun-loving nature. She adores his energy and willingness to make her his equal. We see that Tea Cake is fundamentally different from Janie’s former lovers when he teaches her how to play checkers.
  • "No more of that Joe Starks"
  • Tea Cake becomes deranged and pulls a gun on his wife. He and Janie end up facing off, with guns pointed at each other.Tea Cake is driven by the disease within him, and Janie shoots out of self-defense. He dies in her arms—biting her arm—and Janie mourns his death.
  • "Ah just had to protect myself, he would of killed me. I just killed tuh love of muh life."
  • The End
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