The horizon, the farthest point one can see, is a place that holds Janie's hopes and dreams. In her first marriage to Logan Killicks, Janie is isolated on Logan's farm and is expected to labor in the fields with him all day. At night, when Janie looks at Logan in their bedroom, she is put off by his old age
Dawn and doom was in the branches.
The pear tree becomes a symbol of Janie Crawford, and it enters the first and last chapter of the novel. Janie saw her life like a great tree in leaf with the things suffered, things enjoyed, things done and undone.
This blossom needs the bee to fertilize it, to bring its fruit forward. Janie describes Tea Cake as this agent of her blossoming into womanhood: He looked like the love thoughts of women.
He could be a bee to a blossom--a pear tree blossom in the spring. He seemed to be a crushing scent out of the world with his footsteps Spices hung about him.
He was a glance from God. With Tea Cake, Janie blossoms into full womanhood and independence. While her husbands have all restrained her from becoming the person that she can be, Tea Cake provides her the freedom to blossom into a whole person.
With Tea Cake she is allowed to look beyond each day and feel fulfilled. Tea Cake brings Janie her wish, a wish expressed in Chapter 3 when she says, "Ah wants things sweet wid mah marriage lak when you set under a pear tree and think.
Jane wants respect--"things sweet"--from her partner, something that makes her comfortable with life.Hurston's tree image appears again as she uses the metaphor, "She had glossy leaves and bursting buds and she wanted to struggle with life but it seemed to elude her." At 16, Janie yearns for the answers to life's questions, especially those queries about love.
"Janie saw her life like a great tree in leaf with the things suffered, things enjoyed, things done and undone. Dawn and doom was in the branches" (8). When Janie was a teenager, she used to sit under the pear tree and dream about being a tree in bloom.
Leaf pages typically contain pictures of the species, as well as some additional information about life history, evolutionary history, ecological attributes, and other things. The page for Habronattus americanus only has pictures, but those pictures tell us a lot.
For the first time in the novel, Hurston compares Janie's life to a tree with the simile, "Janie saw her life like a great tree in leaf with the things suffered, things enjoyed, things done, and undone.".
Janie saw her life like a great tree in leaf with the things suffered, things enjoyed things done and undone dawn and doom was in the branches. Janie and Logan got married in nanny's Parlor to Janie wouldn't be lonely anymore. She sees her life as a tree that grows and changes by the season. It means that she has a strong foundation but still needs to figure out and explore herself and identity.
It means that it doesn't have the leaves or self exploration that she needs to capture and cultivate a true and authentic identity.