- 1 Why does tea cake call himself Apostle Paul to the Gentiles?
- 2 What is significant about the dog bite tea cake receives?
- 3 What is the foreshadowing that death is also coming for tea cake?
- 4 What does the son of the evening sun mean?
- 5 What did Paul say about the Gentiles?
- 6 Who was the apostle to the Gentiles Peter or Paul?
- 7 How does Janie get out of the rushing water?
- 8 How long were Janie and Tea Cake married?
Why does tea cake call himself Apostle Paul to the Gentiles?
“Ah’m de Apostle Paul tuh de Gentiles. This is an allusion to a biblical passage, Romans 11:13, in which Paul, one of the first teachers of the gospel of Jesus, calls himself “the apostle to the Gentiles,” meaning people who were not Jews.
What is significant about the dog bite tea cake receives?
So, the dog bite Tea Cake receives in Chapter 18 is significant because it explains his violent behavior towards Janie in Chapter 19. Essentially, Tea Cake’s insecurities are compounded by his illness, and he attacks Janie indiscriminately. In the end, Janie is forced to fire a fatal shot at Tea Cake.
What is the foreshadowing that death is also coming for tea cake?
Tea Cake’s Death After Tea Cake and Janie marry, he is grievously wounded in a fight after a game of dice he played to win Janie’s money back. This beating foreshadows Tea Cake’s eventual demise from rabies after rescuing Janie during the hurricane.
What does the son of the evening sun mean?
At least twice in this chapter, Janie refers to Tea Cake as “the son of Evening Sun.” This allusion may be referring to a popular blues song called “St. Louis Blues,” which begins: I hate to see that evening sun go down, I hate to see that evening sun go down, ‘Cause my lovin’ baby done left this town.
What did Paul say about the Gentiles?
Paul’s message of the conversion of gentiles seems to be predicated on the Isaiah language of what will happen when the kingdom comes when the Messiah has arrived and there will be a light to the nations, “a light to the gentiles.” And in that sense Paul views the messianic age having arrived with Jesus as being a
Who was the apostle to the Gentiles Peter or Paul?
Paul was the apostle to the Gentiles. Paul is specifically called an apostle to the nations ( gentile nations). Peter was used to bring the first gentiles into the spirit anointed congregation, but he was specifically sent out into the diaspora, the Jews scattered among foreign nations.
How does Janie get out of the rushing water?
Janie and the piece of roofing are lifted by the wind into the water, unknown to Tea Cake until she screams his name. A cow, with a massive dog sitting on her shoulders, swims near Janie. Janie is able to grab the back of the cow and lift her body out of the water.
How long were Janie and Tea Cake married?
He begins to belittle her and eventually, after seven years of marriage, Jody slaps her. The love and spark disappear from their marriage, but Janie holds her anger and resentment inside; instead of fighting back, she keeps an air of tranquility.