Nanny sees Janie kissing Johnny Taylor. She believes that Janie's sexual and romantic desires have risen and marries her off to Logan Kelliks making Janie's first kiss a heartbreaking memory.
Janie! Whut's you doin'?! You'se going to marry now!!!
Janie is unhappy with her arranged marriage with Logan, so she leaves him, Nanny and the heartbreaking memories behind to find love to with Joe Starks in Eatonville.
"You ain't never knowed what it was to be treated lak a lady and Ah wants to be de one tuh show yuh". (Joe, pg.29)
You ain't a young girl no mo', so dont get insulted 'bout yo' looks. You'se old.
Jody was an oppresive husband with Janie and only let her work at the store for the 20 years they had been together. Here, Janie finally stands up for herself. Soon after, Joe dies.
"Ah ain't no young gal no mo' but den Ah ain't no old woman either... Talkin' 'bout me lookin' old? When you pull yo' britches, you look lak de change uh life." (Janie, pg. 79)
Tea Cake, Ah'm too old fo' you.. You'se sure you don't want tuh be with another girl?
After Joe's death, she met Tea Cake, a friendly man who she felt confortable with, as if she'd known him all her life. She began to grow fond of him and leaves with him on a train to Palm Beach, where Tea Cake lets her work with him. She gives love another chance and this time with the right man.
"Janie, Ah hope God may kill me, if Ah'm lyin". Nobody else on Earth kin hold uh candle tuh you, baby. You got de keys to de kingdom." (Tea Cake, pg. 108)
I find Janie to be innocent and free of all charges.
Janie and Tea Cake encountered a hurricane that flooded the entire town. Here, a dog with rabies almost kills Janie, but Tea Cake defends her and gets bitten by the dog. As Tea Cake's condition worsens, he hallucinates and attacks Janie. To defend herself, she had to shoot him. Nevertheless, she got bitten by Tea Cake. Now, she is in a trial, accused of murdering Tea Cake.
Janie finally went back to Eatonville. She walked straight to her home and sat on the back porch, where Pheoby soon joined. Janie is ending the story of the her long, fulfilling life.
Jannie, Ah've grown ten feet high from jus' listenin' tuh yuh.
"Ah done been tuh de horizon and back and now Ah kin set heah in mah house and live by comparison" (Janie, pg. 191)