Chapter 2 whats best theme voice symbol mule colored

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Chapter 2: “What’s Best” Theme: Voice Symbol: Mule (colored women) Quotation Explanation “So de white man throw down de load and tell de nigger man tuh pick it up. He pick it up because he have to, but he don’t tote it . He hand it to his womenfolks . De nigger woman is de mule uh de world so fur as Ah can see. Ah been prayin’ fuh it tuh be different wid you . Lawd, Lawd, Lawd!”(14) In the following quotation Nanny is explaining how the white men are the rulers of everything and how colored barely have any rights or power. I chose this quote because it shows Nanny’s interest in a better life for Janie. The quote connects to my theme because it demonstrates how Nanny is trying to help Janie understand why she wants a better life for her because she doesn’t want her to end up like her mother. Through Nanny’s words she also explains how colored woman are viewed. Chapter 3: “Nubile Growth” Theme: Love/Marriage Symbol: Sixty Acres (happiness) Quotation Explanation “Ah ain’t studyin’ ‘bout none of ‘em. At de same time Ah ain’t takin’ dat ole land tuh heart neither. Ah could throw ten acres of it over de fence every day and never look back to see where it fell. Ah feel de same way ‘bout Mr. Killicks too. Some folks never was meant to be loved and he’s one of ‘em.” (24) I chose the following quotation because Janie explains how although she is married to Mr. Killicks who owns sixty acres she feels that it is not true love because she doesn’t feel anything for him. She also explains how she doesn’t care how many acres he owes, she would give it all just to be with a person she loves. The quote connects to my theme and symbol because it shows her Janie’s marriage is quite working out for her because she doesn’t truly love Mr. Killicks and wealth doesn’t matter to her as much as love. Chapter 4: “The Departure” Theme: Voice Symbol: Chores (degrading of Janie)
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Quotation Explanation “Youse mad ‘cause Ah don’t fall down and wash-up dese sixty acres uh ground yuh got. You ain’t done me no favor by marryin’ me . And if dat’s what you call yo’self doin’, Ah don’t thank yuh for it.
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