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Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Vulture Scene

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The scene with the vultures over the mule is signficant because

A

they represent the circle of life, showing the reader how the mule's death will benefit other creatures.

B

the call and response part of the scene mirrors the religious imagery often present in the town gatherings.

C

it shows an example of magical realism, a prevalent theme within the novel and in the context of other novels of the time period.

D

the vultures symbolize the townspeople and make a mockery of them in much the same way as the townspeople made a mockery of the mule.

E

the vultures can now become part of the town folklore and take the place of the mule as the center of their tall tales.