Their Eyes Were Watching God

Who are the sitters referred to in the following quotation? Why does the author compare them to mules?

"These sitters had been toungless, earless, eyeless convinences all day long. Mules and other brutes had occupied their skins."

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the sitters that are being reffered to are the townspeople who are outside all day. They are the ones who gossip and spread rumors about people, but in this case they were speechless.


their eyes were watching god