Rabies is a terrible way to die. Git a move on yuh, and dat quck. Despite this, Tea Cake does hit Janie in order to show his possession over her.
While their relationship is volatile and sometimes violent, Janie realizes she has the marriage with love that she wanted.
She's uh woman[,] and her place is in de home. Although she never shot a rifle before, she becomes a better shooter that Tea Cake, and he respects her for that, which allows Janie to get back her self-respect which she had lost while being with her previous husbands.
Janie's Nanny explained to Janie at a young age how African-American women were objectified as mules.
Overall, throughout her marriages, Janie experienced the hardships that most African American women went through at that time. From the physical labor to the physical beatings, Janie was presented with the life that a woman was expected to live.
Janie's physical appeal becomes a basis of Starks and Tea Cake to have jealousy and belittle her looks. Mayor Starks. Vergible "Tea Cake" Woods Fun-loving, guitar-playing, hard-working, Tea Cake is Janie's third husband and the fulfillment of her dreams of love.
The effect this takes is that it leaves Joe resenting Janie and in effect destroys what is left of their marriage. Nanny transferred her hopes for Leafy to Janie.