What is the significance of the quotation below, from Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God? When Janie elopes with Jody, the narrator writes: "With him on it, it sat like some high ruling chair. From now on until death she was going to  have flower dust and spring time sprinkled over everything. A bee for her bloom."

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In Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, the main character, Janie, decides to abandon her first husband, Logan Killicks, and run off with Joe (Jody) Starks. Her elopement with Starks is described in the following passage:

The morning road air was like a new dress. That made her feel the apron tied around her waist. She untied it and flung it on a low bush beside the road and walked on, picking flowers and making a bouquet. After that she came to where Joe Starks was waiting for her with a hired rig. He was very solemn and helped her to the seat beside him. With him on it, it sat like some high, ruling chair. From now on until death she was going to have flower dust and springtime sprinkled over everything. A bee for her bloom.

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