On the Empowerment of the Female Protagonist

Me: So what does the book end up saying about love and marriage?

Nikia: That you should marry for love, not money.

Me: Interesting.  Why would you say that?

Nikia: Well, Janie married Logan for money, and it didn't work out.  She married Joe for adventure, and it still didn't work out.  She married Tea Cake just because she loved him, and she was finally happy then.

Me: Until she killed him.

Nikia: Right.

Theresa: I think you should marry for love and money.

Me: Where do you see evidence for that in the book?

Theresa: It's not in the book.  That's just what I think.