The Question and Answer section for Their Eyes Were Watching God is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
We can tell that Janie has had a past that broke social and cultural rules. As she walks through the town there is much rumour and speculation.
The pear tree is a symbol of Janie's voice, and her vision of idealized love.
This question calls for your opinion, there is no right or wrong answer. In my opinion, the author did a beautiful job of tying up loose ends. Janie's return was imminent.... she goes home. She no longer searches for answer because she has them,...