CHAPTER
CHARACTERS
WHO SAID IT?
LITERARY DEVICES

100

IN THIS CHAPTER, JODY, ALSO KNOWN AS JOE STARKS, DIES FROM KIDNEY FAILURE

WHAT IS CHAPTER 8?

100

A WOMAN WHO HAS ALWAYS WANTED WHAT WAS BEST FOR JANIE 

WHO IS NANNY?

100

"Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board"

WHO IS THE NARRATOR?

100

But, because Joe is jealous he forces Janie to wear a head-rag when in public.

WHAT IS SYMBOLISM? 

200

IN THIS CHAPTER, JANIE SELLS THE STORE

WHAT IS CHAPTER 12

200

THIS CHARACTERS IS TWELVE YEARS YOUNGER THAN JANIE

WHO IS TEA CAKE?

200

"Honey, de white man is de ruler of everything" 

WHO IS NANNY?

200

More than anything, Hurston’s text is compassionate toward all of its characters. Although Janie condemns some characters for their unforgivable sins, the text takes the time to explain the mentality of every major character

WHAT IS TONE?

300

IN THIS CHAPTER, NANNY, JANIE'S GRANDMOTHER PASSES AWAY

WHAT IS CHAPTER 3?

300

THIS CHARACTER GIVES JANIE THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT WHEN THE TOWNSPEOPLE GOSSIP ABOUT JANIE.

WHO IS PHEOBY WATSON?

300

"You done lived wid me for twenty years and you don't half know me atall"

WHO IS JANIE?

300

Slavery in the southern United States, though abolished by the time of Janie’s life, has a profound effect on the book.

WHAT IS SETTING?

400

IN THIS CHAPTER THE MEN TEASE MATT BONNER ABOUT HIS SKINNY YELLOW MULE. 

WHAT IS CHAPTER 6?

400

THIS GIRL JUST DISAPPEAR FROM THE NOVEL AT THE END OF A CHAPTER

WHO IS NUNKIE? 

400

"He could be a bee to a blossom—a pear tree blossom in the spring"

WHO IS THE NARRATOR?

400

ZORA NEALE HURSTON INCLUDES BIBLICAL, HISTORICAL, AND LITERARY REFERENCES

WHAT IS AN ALLUSION?