The Question and Answer section for Their Eyes Were Watching God is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
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Tea-Cake is the first man to treat Janie as her equal. He is fun, humorous, and has an energy that makes Janie be herself. Tea-Cake holds none of the misogyny that Janie's other husbands had. Janie feels safe and at peace with Tea-Cake.
Initially, Joe treats Janie with respect. He promises to sweep her off her feed and take her away from a life of bondage . He claims he will treat her well unlike how she is treated by her husband Logan Killicks. Unfortunately his flattery to...