Their Eyes Were Watching God

“…pinched (the horizon) in to such a little bit of a thing that she could tie it about her granddaughter’s neck tight enough to choke her…”

Explain the meaning of these examples of figurative language from Chapter 9.

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This quote alludes to Nanny's decisions and their effect upon Janie. Janie could see the world stretched out in front of her before Nanny forced her to marry, something that diminished the horizon and took away her freedom.... something that choked her.


Their Eyes Were Watching God