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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

by Zora Neale Hurston

Animals

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Animals often symbolize either inhumanity (savagery, lust, hate) or beasts of burden (which brings to mind slavery). Most of the former are associated with male characters, casting them as violent or predatory. Beasts of burden, such as the yellow mule, tend to be associated with female characters.

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