Chapter 6: 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' by Zora Neale Hurston
In the story entitled 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' by Zora Neale Hurston, the yellow mule basically symbolizes an object of overworking individuality. However, to current readers, it tries to emphasize a literal way. It's an animal who's main purpose was to help accomplish a job working full time hours for Matt. In page 71, it was mentioned by one of the characters named Sam that, 'Maybe the mule takes out after everybody, because he thinks everybody he hear coming is Matt Bonner.' I assumed that when Matt Bonner approaches the poor mule, the mule would already assume that the man would be really mean to him or let him work too much during the day. The townspeople are always making fun of Matt Bonner together with his poor mule. I could sense that the animal really feels bad about the situation. Like individuals, animals have its own personal feelings as well that we all need to be considerate about. As we all know, the mule in the story always tries his best to help Matt Bonner's work easier as possible every single day. This situation also applies to every person who experienced the same thing like having an animal to help them out.
Also, it was mentioned in the story that the townspeople were having so much fun in the porch of the store. They are arguing and pretending to court young girls for Joe Stark's entertainment. Janie enjoys it most of the time were people sit on the porch while talking about random and exagerrated stories. It was found on page 87 where it says that, 'A big burst of laughter at Daisy's discomfiture. The boys had to act out their rivalry too. Only this time, everybody knew they meant some of it. But all the same the porch enjoyed the play and helped out whenever extras were needed.'