Their Eyes Were Watching God

20)(Ch.9#5) what does Janie mean when she says, “let “em say whut deh wants tuh, pheoby. To my thinkin’ mourning oughtn’t tuh last longer’n grief”? Why is this statement important to Janie and her journey?


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Janie means that she should not have to put up a front of sadness and grief. That her public mourning shouldn't surpass the grief she doesn't feel.


Their Eyes Were Watching God