Although it takes Janie almost all her life to finally meet the man of her dreams, it is worth it. But, at first in her relationship with Tea Cake, Janie and Tea Cake are not sure that it will work out. Since she was mistreated in her previous two marriages, Janie is uncertain that she can trust Tea Cake. While on the other hand, Tea Cake is afraid he will lose her because of her great beauty. It gets to a point when they they discuss their age differences and then must split apart for a day. Then after a day of constantly thinking about Tea Cake and trying not to concentrate on him, Janie realizes that she can not and he is the one who will satisfy and complete her life.
Before they are even married Janie adores Tea Cake. As he stops by her house one morning and wakes her, he tells her that he is going to work. Unlike with her two prior relationships where she never offers to do anything for her husbands, Janie wants Tea Cake to stay with her. She tells him, “Tea Cake, Ah ‘clare Ah don’t know whut to make outa you. You’se
She knows he is and a reason behind that is the encouragement he gave her when he told her that she is an intelligent woman and should make her own choices. This is just the beginning of her great times with him and just the start of her new and happy life. " These words by Janie show that she enjoys his company and wants to be around him as much as possible. " This shows her love for the people of the Everglades and the satisfaction she gets from living there instead of in Eatonville. As they are running and trying to get away from the storm a rabid dog tries to attack Janie. Janie sees what he does and that makes her think even greater of him. You better lemme fix you some breakfast. By doing that, one can clearly see that he is one that Janie loved and that he is the one who has came a long way her and made her a new person. Fact about de thing is, they tickles me wid they talk. Unlike when she was married to Jody and living in Eatonville where nearly everyone hated her, Janie is now at a point where she loves her husband, her life, and the people of the community. After Mis"tm Turner asks Janie how she can stand to live with all the common Negroes, "They don"tmt worry me atall, Mis"tm Turner. This leads to his death about a month later. She grows more independent because of Tea Cake and it shows in when she says, "Ah done lived Grandma"tms way, now Ah means tuh live mine. With his great love for her, Tea Cake jumps in front and takes the bite from the dog, while at the same time saving Janie"tms life.