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Why does Janie choose the bee pollinating the tree as her ultimate view of love?
It is Janie's take on the cliché, "the birds and the bees".
She happens to be lying under the tree when she realizes that she loves Johnny Taylor.
The tree symbolism comes from traditional African American folk tales.
Her view of love meshes with the bee being nourished and the tree blossoming.
It represents the earthy nature of sex and love.