In Their Eyes Were Watching God, what is the significance of the mule?
The rich symbolism that is given to the figure of the mule in this excellent novel clearly concerns both the position of black women in this world but also provides a comment on the character of Janie's first husband, Logan. Consider how her grandmother uses the figure of the mule to comment on the hardships of being a black woman in their world:
So de white man throw down de load and tell de nigger man tuh pick it up. He pick...
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Interesting - thank you. What are your thoughts on the significance of the talking buzzards at the mule's funeral?