Essay about Why Janie Has A Bit Of Her Individuality

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We notice that Janie shows a bit of her individuality when she walks past the porch of women. “Seeing the women as she was made them remember the envy they had store up from other times. So they chewed up the back parts of their minds and swallowed with relish. They made burning statements with questions and killing tools out of laughs. It was mass cruelty. A mood come alive. Words walking without masters, walking along together like harmony in a song.” (2) The women that are sitting on the porch silently judge Janie and are essentially trying to confine her. They throw any rude opinions at her because of what she’s wearing, her age, or where her husband is, because they are used to women acting a certain way within that era. But because Janie is so open to different age groups and she looks young and wears overalls unlike other women, they feel uncomfortable. They have no way to throw Janie under a specific category because she seems to be too open to other different things at this point in the book. Janie accepts herself early on in the book because she never had to worry about who to marry, or how she has to look for someone, she is free to be whoever she wants to be. Eventually she loses what identity she had made for herself as people start to throw different thoughts and ideas into her head. “Yes, she would love Logan after they were married. She could see no way for it to come about, but Nanny and the old folks had said it, so it must be so.” (21) Janie feels that her…

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