Pheoby,we been kissin'-friends for twenty years, so Ah depend on you for a good thought.
JANIE! You'se a woman now. You oughta marry Logan Killicks
Naw, Nanny, naw Ah ain't no real 'oman yet!
Ah'm goin' tuh buy uh another mule so Ah can have two plows fuh the both of us
Ah don't love this man and he don't own me neither. Ah mean to find real love in marriage .
Janie Crawford returned to the town of Eatonville after her husband Tea Cake passed away. She was greeted by the female gossipers on the step and ultimately decided to tell the story of her three marriages to her best friend Pheoby.
It all began when Janie's grandmother, Nanny, decided that in order for Janie to be happy she had to marry someone who could provide for her. So she married her off to a man named Logan Killicks at 16, mainly because he owned 60 acres of land
Janie quickly learns that being married to someone does not mean you have to love them. So Janie decided that since she did not like feeling unloved and used, that she needed to leave Logan.