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by Zora Neale Hurston

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What conflict does the conversation between Pheoby's husband and Lige Moss center around? How is it significant to the developing theme of the novel? This is in chapter 6

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The conflict centers on the varying opinions of what--if anything--should be done about Matt Bonner's mule. The mule is the subject that allows the town to do a great deal of teasing of Matt Bonner and most of that teasing seems to occur on the front porch of Joe's store. Eventually, the teasing becomes too much for Janie and she mutters to herself how wrong it is to treat the mule in this manner. Unknown to Janie, Joe hears her quiet comments and springs...

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