Their Eyes Were Watching God - Study Guide Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Once he has rested, Tea Cake decides to go out and look around, but as soon as he does, some white men with guns press him into burial service. He spends half a day burying the truckloads of dead, told to keep the blacks and whites separate, as money had been found to build the whites coffins. Desperate over Janie worrying about him, he manages to escape when another truck comes. Back at the room, Janie is relieved to see him, and says they ought to stay inside. However, Tea Cake is afraid they will just come searching for him, or for someone else to bury the dead, and he wants to go back to the 'Glades, where he at least has friends.

There, he finds his friends, including Motor, who was blown away in the house, but slept through the whole thing, and they find work...

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