Their Eyes Were Watching God

10)(CH.11#6)What does the author mean by “He could be a bee to a blossom-a pear tree blossom in the spring”? Who is the “blossom”?


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Janie has had the pair tree in her life with her grandmother. The pair tree symbolized her sexual coming of age. Tea Cake awakened her desire as a woman and to be seen as sexual again. She had liked Joe simply because he was rich. Tea Cake made her feel new, like spring.