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Group Discussion Questions by Mind Map: Group Discussion Questions

1. Question 1: Janie, by the demands of intimate influences in her life, is forced to follow expectations as a woman. What’s the overall treatment of women? Is this similar to real world interactions?

2. Question 2: Through Tea Cake, Janie is able to leave a life of isolation based on her own desires but experiences backlash from the town. Why do you think people’s initial reaction is to criticize Janie? Any specific examples in or outside the book?

3. Question 3: What are some real-world practices that mirror character interactions and themes in the book? What are some examples of the consequences that happen?