In the seventh chapter of the book Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, we see how
depressed Janie has become. She hasn’t left Jody yet but instead ignores her
feelings like she did when she married her first husband.
“The years took all of the fight out of Janie’s face. For a
while she thought it was gone from her soul. No matter what Jody did, she said
nothing. She had learned now to talk some and leave some. She was a rut in the
road. Plenty of life beneath the surface but it was kept beaten down by the