Janie in, ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’

“‘Wha-whut’s dat you say, Janie? You must be out yo’ head.’

‘Naw, Ah ain’t outa mah head neither.’

‘You must be. Talkin’ any such language as dat.’ (Hurtston, 79)

Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God (New York: Harper Perennial, 2006)

In this scene, we see Janie standing up for herself, something we have not seen in the novel. We also begin to see her strength as a character and as a women during this time. Its also a time to wonder what the consequence will be for Janie for speaking to a man this way.