Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #49

"Aw you know dem white mens wuzn’t gointuh do nothin’ tuh no woman dat look lak her." (19.178)

The black male speaker implies that the men of the jury are inherently biased towards Janie for her beauty. Is it true that the male jury is doing favors for a pretty lady, or is the male speaker just belittling Janie’s because of his own sexist notions about a woman killing her own husband? Or neither?

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