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Janie says that Joe stands for the horizon instead of "sun up and pollen and blossoms." What is the contrast between these two different symbols?
The horizon represents the unknown that one must work toward, whereas "sunup and pollen and blossoms" represent steady cycles and romantic desire.
The horizon represents that which cannot be achieved whereas "sunup and pollen and blossoms" represent what she already has.
The horizon represents what Nanny wanted for Janie whereas "sunup and pollen and blossoms" represent what Janie wants for herself.
Janie does not realize it at the time, but these symbols actually all represent the same thing.
The horizon is a symbol of goals that are in sight whereas "sun up and pollen and blossoms" represent goals that are unachievable.