Joe and Janie Round Something! Prize Fight #5
Joe and Janie are at it again. It is insane that a married couple would treat each other like this and not show any feelings of sorrow. Janie is stupid. She really is. She was married to another man pre-Joe and was in a bad place, but it was a predictable steady place. Hurston says that women have no dreams and they all die and they are failures blah blah blah (page 17) so her dream is dead so she should stop what she is doing if it is anything at all. She was in a home being a homemaker and future mother. Then some smooth talking somebody who promised her what every girl wants to hear.
She had a schoolyard crush on Joe and she was hoping that it would be better.But the devil you know is better than the devil you dont. She was thrown back into the life she once had destroying a life in the way. She probably ruined her ex-husbands life and I wouldnt be surprised. But anyway, they start off ok, but then diminished into nothing. She has nothing, and she had it worse than before.
On page 61 paragraph 5, Joe is harsh to Janie. She was giving a compliment and her husband was a jerk about it. He treats her like garbage. I was not shocked by the fact that Janie left him later on his deathbed. But in all honesty, two wrongs dont make a right. Though Joe was mean she should have been the bigger person.
They have a horrible relationship and I think that Janie is an idiot. I know I said that before and I still say it again. She wants to spark her life and revive her dreams but hurting herself and everyonbe alone the way is not the way to go.