In the beginning of the novel why does the author begin by depicting Jane's family? Why won't anyone play with Jane? Is Jane's family ideal?
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The novel begins with Janie's return to Eatonville after an absence. Chapter Two describes her family and early life. Janie grew up playing with white children because her grandmother was a nanny. When she started shcool, the other black children made fun of and avoided her because they were jealous of her clothing and where she lived (on the White's land.
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