Dialectical Analysis Of Quotes In 'The Life Of Men'

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Chapter 1- Twitter Feed: “If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all.” @pheoby Unfamiliar Words: Resignation| 1 | the acceptance of something undesirable but inevitable Sodden| 1 | saturated with liquid, especially water; soaked through Relish| 2 | great enjoyment Brutes | 2 | a savagely violent person or animal Pugnacious | 3 | eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight Quotes: “Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in registration, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men. (1) This quote is significant because it shows the narrator’s perspective…show more content…
The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly.” (1) this quote is significant because it shows the narrator’s point of view on how women deal with things. “They made burning statements with questions, and killing tools of laughs. It was mass cruelty.” (2) This statement really shows how rude the people were being. It also shows that the women were very envious and threatened by Janie. Predict: I think when Janie says Tea Cake is “gone” it means he is dead. Reflect: -The part where the women are all making rude remarks about Janie makes me mad because they don’t know exactly what happened they are just speculating that Tea Cake left her for a younger woman. -I wonder what it Janie means when she says Tea Cake is “gone.” -This scene reminds me of the novel, The Scarlet Letter, because the people in that book shamed the women for committing adultery, and the women in Their Eyes Were Watching God shamed Janie for marrying a younger man. -The part where all the women are gossiping is very realistic because women gossip a lot. -I think it is important to remember how good of a friend Pheoby was to Janie. Questions: How long has Pheoby and Janie known each…show more content…
consulate|45| the place or building in which a consul's duties are carried out obscene|46| offensive or disgusting by accepted standards of morality and decency. jurisdiction|50| the official power to make legal decisions and judgments. Quotes: “On the train the next day, joe didn’t make many speeches with rhymes to her, but he bought her the best things the butcher had, like apples and a glass lantern full if the candies. Mostly he talked about plans for the town when he got there. They were bound to need somebody like him. Janie took a lot of looks at him and she was proud of what she saw.” (40) This quote represents the theme change. Logan was old and rhymed, but Janie was not proud of him. Janie likes Joe so far, and she is proud to be his wife. 2) “She’s uh woman and her place is in de home." (51) The theme represented in this quote is gender roles. Joe thinks that a woman has no place speaking authority in front of crowds; he thinks Janie belongs in the home. 3) “Us colored folks is too envious of one ‘nother. Dat’s how come us don’t git o further than us do. Us talks about de white man keepin’ us down! Shucks! He don’t have tuh. Us keeps our own selves
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