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point of view, it seems as though what was said about Tea Cake was correct, that he is nothing but bad news. Shortly after they get married, under the promise of fish for breakfast, Tea Cake takes the two hundred dollars that Janie had been hiding in her dress, and uses all but twelve dollars of the money on a large party. From Tea Cake’s perspective, the reasoning of it was due to the overpowering curiosity of what it would be like to be rich for just a moment. This selfish, curious side shows us the beginning of his more undesirable but human traits of the originally one dimensional character. Later, we continue to see more aspects of himself, such as his gambling problem and his mix-in with the wrong crowd. Though devoted to Janie completely, he is devoted to a fault, which is shown when he plays cards with the wrong people, and risks his life for the prize winnings. Even Tea Cake’s faults help to change Janie’s notion of herself, and she soon begins to think of herself as more than just a prize or trophy. Even toward the end, Tea Cake continues to be a driving force in forming Janie’s stronger, more independent sense of self. Throughout his time on the Muck, Tea Cake becomes something of a king in a social sense. His talent on the guitar and popularity in the fields have made him and Janie somewhat of a popular household. Despite Tea Cake’s new found Hubris, he still treats Janie as an absolute equal to him and others, unlike Jody after being elected mayor. Though this confidence leads to be his downfall during the hurricane in the final few chapters of the book. Fighting Janie every step, Tea Cake believes that nothing
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