Eatonville's strong sense of community comes together in chapter 6 after the mule is freed from Matt Bonner's harsh ways showing a sense of freedom in Eatonville.
"These men didn't represent a thing she wanted to know about. She had experienced them through Logan and Joe. She felt like slapping some of them for sitting around grinning at her like a pack of cheesy cats, trying to make out they looked like love."
I shouldn't say anything.....
Janie I don't want you on the porch with those trash people! It just ain't decent for the Mayor's wife to be seen like this!!
Janie has begun to detach herself from her feelings and settle with not reaching the horizon because she knows now that Jody can't help her reach it.
Janie please stop I've done everything to keep you happy.
You've treated me so bad!
After Janie realizes that Jody is now dead she takes off her headscarf only to put it back on again which symbolizes how although Jody has died she still submits to all of the pain he caused her and how he has delayed her to reach her dreams.
"Somebody wanted her to play. Somebody thought it natural for her to play." Janie is shown how Tea Cake treats her as an equal and realizes that he could help her reach the horizon.
"She had been getting ready for her great journey to the horizons in search of people; it was important to all the that she should find them and they find her. But she had been whipped...and run off down a back road after things."