It is understandable that Nanny’s mindset had been set by the culture of black slavery and she valued material security above everything. She opined that it is not love but material security that has the power of raising a woman from her humiliating position in the society. However, Janie develops a different mindset from an early age. Unlike her grandmother, she refuses to forfeit her identity to the patriarchal powers. She desires for love as a comforting relationship that would help her flourish her independence and her identity as woman and would not chain her down as a domestic object. She rejects Nanny’s idea of love and marriage and dreams to master to her destiny. Janie’s idealization of love and marriage has been envisioned in her obsession of the blossoming pear tree and the bee imagery that stands symbolic of the absolute truth and beauty. Janie believed that marriage is like the perfect union between the bee and the pear blossom. In the light of the discussed context, it is to be noted that the pear blossom stands symbolic of Janie’s sexual desires, womanhood and identity. She dreamed to be loved by the man who would respect her desires and intimacy. She viewed this man-woman relationship as a delicate and harmonious union that was best manifested in the beauty of the pear blossoms. It could be analyzed from a critical perspective that the nature of a male bee does not manifest aggression. It gently “sinks” on the flower, while the flowers do not represent female passivity, but actively arches “to meet the love’s embrace”. Marriage, therefore, is a harmonious union of gentle masculinity and female passivity.