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FC: Their Eyes Were Watching God | Chapter Nine | Katie Nitschke Ashley Schutt Ryan Richards Kenny Ingles

1: How Does Janie Feel About Joe's Death?

2: She pretended to be somewhat sad in front of others so that she would not appear as a terrible person However, she was actually quite happy This is because she is loving her freedom and the fact that Joe is not around any more to control her

3: A quote to prove this: “"She sent her face to Joe's funeral, and herself went rollicking with springtime across the world."”

4: Janie's Hatred for her Grandmother | “Here Nanny had taken the biggest thing God ever made, the horizon- for no matter how far a person can go the horizon is still way behind you- and pinched it in to such a little bit of a thing that she could tie it around her granddaughter's neck tight enough to choke her.”

5: ***In this chapter, Janie comes accepts the fact that she has always hated her grandmother **This is because: -She shoved her into her first marriage -She had never given her time to enjoy life -She gave her a false image of what should make a person happy in life

6: ____________________________________________________________ | The Symbolism of Comparing Janie to the Shining Clumps of Mud | Janie compares herself to the clumps of mud that tried to shine because every time that she had tried to shine, Joe would beat down her confidence until she was a shell of herself

7: **Summary of Janie's story of shining mud: *When God created Man he made them out of stuff that would always sing and shine *Some angels got jealous and chopped him into millions of pieces, but the pieces were still shining and humming *So they beat him down to little sparks, but each spark had a shine and a song *So then they covered each spark in mud so that they would not shine

8: How the Men Behave after Joe's Death | Practically all of the single men in the town try to flirt with Janie and often speak of marriage to her, even though she has not been a widow for very long.

9: Janie finds this incredibly annoying and says that she is no where near ready to be married again. She begins to wear white after six months to show her availability; however, she is loving her independence so much that she turns down all of the men that come to call.

10: The meaning behind the following: "Let 'em say whut deh wants tuh, Pheoby. To my thinkin' mourning oughtn't last longer'n grief."

11: *This quote is said by Janie while talking to her friend Pheoby -When Janie is saying this, she means that there is no point in pretending to be sad when you're actually not just so that others will approve -What this shows: **This shows that Janie has become much more independent and is perhaps one of the best quotes to represent her transformation into someone who has decided to refuse to do what others want and instead do what she wants so that she can be happy.

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