"She knew know that marriage didn't make love...her first dream was dead..she became a woman"(Hurtson,25)
Love and identity is something that people come across sooner or later in their life's. Some might just go through these two things harder than others. But they can also be a difficult thing to discover like Jaine did.
"...went out the next morning with her hair in one thick braid...only change people saw in her"(Hurtson,89).
Jaine struggles and has a hard time finding love and trying to figure out who she is as a person. And she has a hard time making people not see her as a mayors wife after joe dies, but she eventually finds herself and true love.
"Doctor, ah loves him fits tuh kill. Tell me anything I'll do it"(Hurtson,177).
The eyes represents when jaine and tea cake were stranded during the hurricane and and they were trying to have hope and pray. They were also starting to be religious and ask for mercy and grace.
"....their eyes straining against crude walls and their souls ...they seemed to be staring at the dark,but their eyes were watching god"(Hurtson#160)