Quotes From Pride And Prejudice By Zora Neale Hurston
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Janie agrees to marry Logan after Nanny assures her that marriage will bring her love. They marry in Nanny’s parlor and when they arrive at his house she is disappointed with its isolation and is expectantly waiting for love to grow. After three months and Janie still doesn’t love Logan, she goes to see Nanny. Nanny assumes that either Logan is beating her or she is pregnant, when neither is true Nanny scolds her because being Logan’s wife and an honest woman should be enough for Janie. She is not attracted to Logan, unhappy with his unromantic manner and ugly appearance. Janie thinks back to her pear tree and craves a love similar to that. Nanny again tells Janie to wait for love and prays to God to help Janie because she knows she has done all she can do to help her; a month later Nanny was dead. With each passing season Janie comes to a realization that marriage did not make love. And with that realization Janie became a woman.
Quote…show more content… But when the pollen again gilded the sun and sifted down on the world she began to stand around the gate and expect things. What things? She didn’t know exactly. Her breath was gusty and short. She knew things that nobody had ever told her. For instance, the words of the trees and the wind. She often spoke to falling seeds and said, "Ah hope you fall on soft ground," because she had heard seeds saying that to each other as they passed. She knew the world was a stallion rolling in the blue pasture of ether. She knew that God tore down the old world every evening and built a new one by sun-up. It was wonderful to see it take form with the sun and emerge from the gray dust of its making