I think it is because of the fact that Jeanie didn’t know the difference between black and white until the age of six that she was such a proud Oman, and didn’t see herself different from the whites; and this was exactly how Zorn Hurst wanted to portray Jeanie. Protection “Taint Logan Slicks Ah wants you to have, baby, it’s protection. ” (Hurst 15) think it tells a lot about the culture in this time and place that the important thing (according to Nanny) for a young black girl was to have was protection in marriage. It wasn’t about their happiness, it was about protection.
This speaks volumes about African-American culture. Desire In the few days to live before she went to Logan Slicks and his often- mentioned sixty acres, Jeanie asked inside of herself and out. ” (Hurst 21 ) This quote made me finally realize a question that keeps recurring in my mind: Who is Logan Slicks? Would he even want to marry Jeanie if given the opportunity? Love “She knew now that marriage did not make love. Genie’s first dream was dead, so she became a woman. ” (Hurst 25) I think that this foreshadows the probable outcome that Jeanie will leave Logan as she continues to be unhappy with him.