Their Eyes Were Watching God
"All you got tuh do is mind me. How come you can’t do lak Ah tell yuh?"
"You sho loves to tell me whut to do, but Ah can’t tell you nothin’ Ah see!"
"Dat’s ‘cause you need tellin’," he rejoined hotly. "It would be pitiful if Ah didn’t. Somebody got to think for women and chillun and chickens and cows. I god, they sho don’t think none theirselves." (6.174-180
So gradually, she pressed her teeth together and learned to hush. (6.184)
Janie did what she had never done before, that is, thrust herself into the conversation. (6.215-217)