However, being closer was not the objective of her husband.
The major purpose that Logan wants to achieve is his financial prosperity, nothing more. The only way she sees is to leave her husband and start a new life.
He made her fall in love with him and took away from the husband. He buys the mule and takes it away from Bonner just in order to make it his own property.
This mule becomes one of the major themes for discussions.
She desperately thinks that her new lover, Jody Starks, will help her.
They come to a new town, where Jody becomes a major.
The image of mules also represents Janie’s life, her searching, and social status.
Actually, mules represent Janie’s position in several ways.
She says: “De nigger woman is de mule uh de world so fur as Ah can see” (Hurston 14).
Nanny tries to explain her granddaughter how helpless the status of African American women in the society is.