'' Before she slept that night she burnt up everyone of her head rags and went about the house next morning with her hair in one thick braid swinging well below her waist.''
'' Je Lak uh lil girl wide her Easter dress on. Even nice!'' He locked the door and shook it to be sure and handed her the key.''Come on now,Ah'll see yuh inside yo' door and git on down de Dixie.''
Chapter 9: After Joe's death, Janie revulsion the freedom she has to let herbaria down as she pleases,doing so is an expression of joyful liberation and defiance of Joe's restrictive ways.
Even though Tea Cake tries to treat men and women equally, he still uconsciously considers women weaker than men, he assumes they require men to escort them back home safely.He calls Janie a ''lil girl wid her Eastern dress on.''