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When Janie says that her husband has gone to buy a mule for her and Joe responds by telling her that she "ain't got no mo' business wid uh plow than uh hog is got wid uh holiday," his words
make her realize that she does not enjoy married life with Logan since he is about to make her start working in the fields.
mirror Nanny's words that Janie is not like most black women and should not be treated like a mule.
contrast with the idea presented by Nanny that black women are the mule of the world, meant to carry all burdens.
lead her to realize that he is trying to gain power over her by telling her things she wants to hear.
have little impact on Janie because she has already made up her mind.