Loving myself is more important as if finding true love and not faking happiness
The characters use of colloquialism impacts the text because you can tell if the character is a high or low class citizen by the way they speak. All the characters have similar speech patterns. The guards who spoke to Tea Cake spoke in a comparable dialect. Colloquialism is this story helps show the level of education, where the characters live and the time period which the story is taking place. The dialect that Joe used showed how controlling he tried to be over Janie, you could tell by the way he spoke to her.