Mules and Men Part II, Chapter Six: Summary and Analysis

Zora Neale Hurston

Part II, Chapter Six: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Old Lady Celestine: a woman who lives in the French quarter of New Orleans. She tries to perform a hoodoo spell on her neighbor.

Mrs. Grant: a hoodoo apprentice who tries to counter a hoodoo spell placed upon her.

Pierre Landeau: a man who recounts his accidental encounter with a hoodoo doctor.

This chapter is devoted to tales about hoodoo which Zora has overheard and relates to the reader in order to “illustrate the attitude of Negroes in the Deep South toward this subject.”

Old Lady Celestine borrows some change from a neighbor, but the neighbor later finds out from a friend that Celestine probably borrowed change from her in...

(The entire section is 487 words.)