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Quote #40

[Janie]: "Ole Massa is doin’ His work now. Us oughta keep quiet."(18.29)

Janie knows that silence can be a sign of respect; thus, she suggests that they all stop their gaming and keep quiet when God’s judgment – in the form of a hurricane – comes.

Quote #41

The monstropolous beast had left his bed. (18.55)

Janie knows that silence can be a sign of respect; thus, she suggests that they all stop their gaming and keep quiet when God’s judgment – in the form of a hurricane – comes.

Quote #42

The monstropolous beast had left his bed. (18.55)

The rise of Lake Okechobee is so massive that the narrator has to coin a new word to describe its incredible enormity (or its monstropolousity).

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