Each of Janie's three husbands has a different personality and social class/profession, and each man helps Janie to develop a sense of her own identity and what she truly wants from her life and from a relationship.
Janie's first husband is Logan Killicks, a much older farmer. Janie's grandmother, Nanny, arranges the marriage once she realizes that Janie is becoming interested in boys (when she kisses Johnny Taylor over the fence). She wants to make sure Janie has a stable, secure home, and since Logan owns land and has a steady living, he seems to Nanny like a great choice. Janie is very unhappy, though, because she has the fantasy that her marriage will be romantic and based on love. When Janie and Logan are married, she feels like she is treated as a fellow worker and not a wife. She develops no romantic feelings for him.
When Joe Stark rides through town and sweet talks Janie, she falls for him very easily. Compared to Logan, Joe seems like the perfect realization of her romantic...
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