Jody Starks is Janie's handsome, wealthy, ambitious, and power-hungry second-husband. Meeting Jody Starks prompts Janie to leave her first husband, Logan Killicks, who she felt treated her as nothing more than an animal. Upon meeting Jody, Janie feels that she catches a glimpse of the horizon. Although Jody initially flatters Janie by focusing on and complimenting her beauty, he too ends up demoralizing her, treating her as an object upon which to exercise his desire for control and power rather than as a partner of equal standing in the relationship.
Jody Starks Quotes in Their Eyes Were Watching God
The Their Eyes Were Watching God quotes below are all either spoken by Jody Starks or refer to Jody Starks. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Harper Perennial edition of Their Eyes Were Watching God published in 2006.).
Chapter 4 Quotes
Chapter 5 Quotes
"Thank yuh fuh yo' compliments, but mah wife don't know nothin' 'bout no speech-makin'. Ah never married her for nothin' lak dat. She's uh woman and her place is in de home."
Jody Starks Character Timeline in Their Eyes Were Watching God
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...to. After a painful end to their fight, Janie immediately runs off to reunite with Jody at a nearby secretly-arranged location and time. They marry before sundown and together run away... (full context)
...of the simultaneous feelings of admiration and jealousy that the townspeople feel toward her and Jody. In particular, Janie senses envy in the townspeople's perception of their house – unlike the... (full context)
...can only speculate about why and how she might be able to be married to Jody, who has become known increasingly throughout town as unpleasantly domineering. In particular, they note the... (full context)
...of natural instinct to avoid heat, or because they have been conditioned to avoid it. Jody joins in the conversation, and despite her passive position as listener, Janie too finds herself... (full context)