Janie And Tea Cake Essay

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Janie and Tea Cake (Marriage Sketch) Janie's third marriage was to a young man named Tea Cake. They met in Janie's store, which she inherited from Joe Starks after his death. Janie was watching the store while the rest of the town had gone to the ball game when the tall, dark, handsome young man walked in. They sat at the counter and Tea Cake taught her how to play checkers, then they played checkers for hours and they just talked and past the time. He made an appearance at the store the following days and they ending up hooking up. Janie didn't want to get involved with him because she was up in age and he was a young man. She kept telling herself that he is probably just after her money. When they starting dating Tea Cake would just go to her house to see her so she thought that he didn't want anyone else to see him with her. She also thought that he only had "night affection" for her because he would only come and see her at nighttime. To show her that he really cared about her he took her to a county picnic, which was in the morning. That pretty much made up her mind and she let herself begin loving him. After the picnic everybody really started to notice what was going on with the two of them. That's when they began getting mad. They figured, out of all the men in the town she could get and she was messing with someone like Tea Cake. They were also mad because Joe Starks had only been dead for nine months and they figured she should still be in mourning. Tea Cake asked Janie to move to Jacksonville with him and she said yes. After they only knew each other for a short period of time they got...

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