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Vergible Woods also known as Teacake in Zora Neale Hurstons Their Eyes Were Watching God represents the best in human spirit Teacake showed courage and bravery in the face of death while saving his beloved Janie Teacakes genuine sensitivity to others around him affected the other characters in the novel especially Janie who finally learned to give and receive love Hurstons novel deeply moves the reader by allowing the reader to see the world through Teacakes noble eyes When Teacake was introduced into Janies life Janie was already widowed Because Janie inherited money and position from her deceased husband Joe many suitors came to court her And despite the temptations Janie did not succumb to any of them However when Teacake arrived on the scene he was different from all of them It was apparent that Teacake loved Janies person and not the possessions that surrounded her Although he acknowledged the fact that Janie possessed great wealth he did not try to manipulate her in any way even after they married Janie admitted one day that it seemed as if she had known him all her life 94 Teacake showed loyalty to those around him even under adverse situations As soon as Janie and Teacake wed a chunky girl named Nunkie flirted with Teacake She would hit him or shove him and run away to make him chase her Janie knew what she was up to Teacake didnt seem to be able to fend her off as promptly as Janie thought he ought to 130 Teacake did not return any of the feelings that Nunkie had for him Although these episodes made Janie jealous and angry Teacake reassured her Youse something tuh make uh man forgit tuh git old and forgit tuh die132 Another demonstration of the nobility of the Teacake character is seen through his relationship with Mrs Turner Teacake became suspicious of Mrs Turner the landowners wife when he discovered her
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