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the ecstatic shiver of the tree from root totiniest branch creaming in every blossomand frothing with delight. So this was amarriage! She had been summoned tobehold a revelation. Then Janie felt a painremorseless sweet that left her limp andlanguid.While lying on the ground under a peartree, Janie sees a bee pollinating a blossom.young, innocent Janie into a grown womanwho gradually becomes obsessed with theidea of finding true love.(CL)—While lying on the ground under apear tree, Janie sees a bee pollinating ablossom, seeing that action as somethingsexual. Ultimately, she is inspired by that. Sheis amazed at how beautiful the action is. She’ssure that this is what love and marriage mustbe like.(Q)—Why is Janie so fascinated by theaction? What did she observe? Part of the reason Janie’s grandmotherNanny pushes her into a loveless marriageto Logan Killicks, her first husband, is thatNanny was born in slavery and had littlechoice over her own destiny. Nanny hascraved small comforts, like sitting idly on aporch, and wants her granddaughter tohave them, along with money and status,no matter what the emotional cost. WhatNanny may not have considered is thatJanie would have her own ideas offreedom. However, Nanny is also painedby a deferred dream of her own.In Janie’s flashback, she was forced tomarry Logan under the will of her Nannyand is expected to learn to love him.Xx/Foreword(CL)—Back in the in the 1970s, the period ofwhen this tory took place, arrange marriagewas perhaps still a common thing. Nannycertainly only wants the best for hergranddaughter. However, she unintentionallyput her daughter into an unhappy marriage inwhich Janie did not love or was willing tohave family bonds with him.(P)—The foreword of this book, for sure,makes it more predictable for readers toexpect what will happen later in the book,specifically chapter 3 and 4.(Q)—Nanny lived with Janie for a long time,she is expected to be a very understandingcharacter. Why hasn’t Janie convince herabout the idea of finding true love?Joe Starks was the name, yeah Joe Starksfrom in and through Georgy. Been workin’for white folks all his life. Saved up somemoney—round three hundred dollars, yesindeed, right here in his pocket. Kepthearin’ ’bout them buildin’ a new statedown heah in Floridy and sort of wantedto come. But he was makin’ money wherehe was. But when he heard all about ’emmakin’ a town all outa colored folks, heknowed dat was de place he wanted to be.