Their Eyes Were Watching God

why does janie mean when she says she's lived grandma's way, and now sh wants to live her way ?

what is the significant of the meaning

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Janie's grandmother is a former slave who represents the thoughts and fears of the men and women of the slave era. Nanny values wealth and security over anything else and too strongly encourages Janie to marry Logan Killicks because he possesses some land and a mule. Janie's first major triumph is to escape her grandmother's vision of happiness and recognize that she should seek her own type of freedom. Janie wants to marry for love and not security. She doesn't want to live her life merely trying to ensure monetary security.