Their Eyes were watching God chapter 4

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Hajir Sailors AP English Summer Reading Log Their Eyes Were Watching God-Chapter 4 The last chapter leaves us off at the start of the Year of the Answers and we know that the year is not over because Neale Hurstons first line is Long before the year was up, Janie noticed that her husband had stopped talking in rhymes to her. (26) Zora Neale-Hurston gives us the answer to what Janies life on the farm will be like for the rest of her life in the opening paragraph if not in the opening line. She goes on to describe how Logan does not play with Janies hair anymore, Logan asks Janie to do more things around the house, he feels tat Janie has been spoiled and now he needs to make her into a real woman. This is the third time in four chapters that Janie is going to become a real woman, yet she eludes it again. Logan at the beginning of the chapter leaves Janie to cut up the potato seeds so they can be ready to plant while he goes to find a mule and a plow so he can run two plows when it is time to plow, except his plan is to have Janie run one of those two plows. While he is gone Janie sees the exact man her grandmother described back in chapter 2 or 3. This man is obviously from the city, looks spiffy, and is as the book states a citified, stylish dressed man with his hat set at an angle that didnt belong in these parts (27) Janie wanted this mans attention so she started pumping water, and she quickly got it, soon Janie and this man were meeting every morning and slowly Joe Starks took Janie and turned her back into a pear tree. He promised her the most wonderful life she could imagine, and like a bee landing on that tree was ready to fulfill her every desire. The night before Joe Starks was set to leave Janie asks Logan in bed what would happen if she got up one day and left him. It is obvious that Logan is hurt by the mere suggestion of this happening and he definitely does not take kindly to it. The next morning he tries to get Janie to do some work out in the barn, but rather than getting any help he starts an argument. The argument is the final convincing factor for Janie to realize that her answer does not lie within this 60 acre farm and the two mules out in the country, she can never love that. Her new answer was with Joe Starks who was waiting

for her with a hired rig. They were married before sundown at Green Cove Springs, and Janie had found The new bee for her blossom. (32)