How do Tea Cake and Janie try to escape the hurricane?

How do Janie and Tea Cake survive the hurricane?

Tea Cake makes a valiant effort to keep Janie afloat by urging her to hang onto the tail of a cow. As the two struggle to survive the raging current, a rabid dog that is clinging to the cow bites Tea Cake on the cheek.

How do Janie and Tea Cake try to escape from the lake?

What did Janie and Tea Cake do to try and escape from the lake? They started walking and swimming toward the high road that went to Palm Beach.

How does Janie keep herself from drowning during the hurricane?

When Janie falls into the river during the hurricane, how does she save herself from drowning? She holds on to the tail of a swimming cow.

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What do Janie and Tea Cake decide to do when the hurricane warnings come and why?

Eventually, Tea Cake, Janie and Motor Boat decide to flee to find higher ground, as the waters continue to rise and they watch “people trying to run in raging waters and screaming when they find they couldn’t.”

Where do Janie and Tea Cake go after the hurricane?

Disgusted with the work and fearful of the racism around the town (the white corpses get coffins, but the Black corpses are simply dumped in a ditch and covered with quicklime), Tea Cake and Janie decide to leave surreptitiously and return to the Everglades.

How does Tea Cake justify beating Janie?

Tea Cake begins to identify Janie as his possession. Because he feels threatened after Janie meets Mrs. … Turner’s fault that he hit Janie because she sent her brother “tuh bait Janie in and take her away from me.” Beating Janie stems from Tea Cake’s need to control her, his jealousy, and the fear of losing his wife.

What happens to Tea Cake as he and Janie are trying to get out of the water?

After a short sleep, Janie wakes up and sees the lake moving closer. She and Tea Cake flee, but Motor Boat decides to stay in the house. Exhausted, the couple trudge onward, and the flooding gets so bad that they have to swim great distances. They pass bodies and horrible destruction along the way.

What happens to Tea Cake while he is trying to protect Janie from a dog?

– Tea Cake tries to fight the dog off but struggles because of his exhaustion. – The dog bites Tea Cake and Tea Cake kills the dog. – They reach shore and Janie fusses with his wound but he brushes her off.

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Why do Janie and Tea Cake stay in the Everglades?

Their arrival in the Everglades is a moment of fulfillment for Janie as she finds herself surrounded by fertile nature. Overall, her experience is generally a fulfilling one. Nevertheless, Tea Cake manipulates her in subtle ways, raising, once again, the specter of male domination in her life.

What happens after Janie kills Tea Cake?

Janie is never really accepted by them, a fact that becomes clear after Tea Cake’s death. … Finally, out of his mind, Tea Cake shoots at Janie, and she kills him in self-defense. After she returns to Eatonville, how does Janie let people know what has happened to her in her absence?

What kind of work do Tea Cake and Janie do on the muck?

They all make good money, farming out in the fertile muck of the bean fields. Janie stays at home cooking beans and keeping house while Tea Cake works in the fields.

What did Janie bury Tea Cake with?

The all-white, all-male jury finds her innocent. After the trial, the white women of the muck gather around Janie to comfort her, while her former friends stand in judgment against her. Janie buries Tea Cake in Palm Beach on a white silk couch surrounded by roses “like a Pharaoh in his tomb.”