"They became lords of sounds and lesser things. They passed nations through their mouths. They sat in judgement "(Hurston 32)
person vs. society
person vs. person
“If you don’t want him, you sho oughta.” (Hutston 55)
“Ah wants things sweet wid mah marriage” (Hurston 56)
person vs. self
“Must be around twenty-five and here she was around forty. Then again he didn’t look like he had too much” (Hurston 141)
Throughout the novel, Janie was constantly judged by the citizens of Eatonville for her choices. However, this did not stop her and she continued doing as she pleased creating a person vs. society conflict.
person vs. nature
There was a person vs person conflict between Janie and Nanny about love. Janie wanted to find true love while Nanny just wanted protection for Janie.
Due to her past troubles with love, Janie has an internal conflict in which she tries to convince herself not to take interest in Tea Cake.
The hurricane at the end of the book presented a major person vs nature conflict.
“Immediately the wind lifted both of them and she saw herself sailing off the fill to the right, out and over the lashing water” (211)