Chapters 13 to 15: 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' by Nora Zeale Hurston
In the book entitled 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' by Zora Neale Hurston, Chapter 13 depicts the lies that is starting to take place in between Janie and Tea Cake's realationship. Every relationship starts with a beautiful beginnings. Just like how they created their so-called lovestory, Janie only sees something good about Tea Cake's whole being as a person. She even ignored what her neighbors has to say about them. Everything seems perfect for her as their relationship flows smoothly with each passing day. However, a week later Janie woke up being left alone by Tea Cake. She's been anxious all along about Tea Cake's whereabouts. She also found out that her $200 dollars had already been gone. That night, Janie had already been thinking too much about Tea Cake. It is starting to scare her that Tea Cake might have probably left her for good.
On page 147 of Chapter 13, Tea Cake assured Janie that she has nothing else to worry about her money. He would be able to give it back to her in no time. "You done married one uh de best gamblers God ever made. Cards and dice either one." With what he said, he seems confident about the fact of winning and gaining back what he lose after all.
In this chapter, I do believe that their relationship has been going through a lot of changes. Changes that they need to consider and adjust at the same time. We all know that both of them had not shared a long term relationship as a couple. However, Janie had already decided of being with Tea Cake for as long as she could because she claims that they both share mutual feelings for each other.
As Chapter 13 depicts changes taking place in Janie's relationship wiith Tea Cake, Chapter 14 stresses out the changes that is taking place in Janie's life as an individual. She is starting to discover herself more by realizing what she wants. When she married Jody, she was expected to act the way she was supposed to infront of a lot of people. She already kept in mind that as long as she stays out to be Jody's wife, she has to on her best decorum to be a role example to all the women who resides on their area.
In Chapter 15 of the story, their relationship were placed in another challenging phase because the lies that was brought by the changes in their relationship were eventually switched to cheating. Janie suspected that Tea Cake had been cheating on her over another woman named Nunki. However, Tea Cake's convincing words assures her that Tea Cake would still choose her and be faithful to her until the end.
“Whut would Ah do wid dat lil chunk of a woman, wid you around? She ain’t food for nothin’ exceptin’ tuh set up in uh corner by de kitchen stove and break wood over her head. You’se something tuh make uh man forgit tuh git old and forgit to die.”
With what Tea Cake had mentioned to her, Janie tries her very best to convince herself that she's the only woman in Tea Cake's life. She might as well try to set aside her doubts and suspections against Tea Cake's loyalty to her. By this, trust is the most important key that she needs to consider to keep their relationship going.