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

Zora Neale Hurston

Part II, Chapter Two: Summary and Analysis

New Character:
Luke Turner: a famous and notorious hoodoo doctor in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Summary
After spending four months in New Orleans, Zora meets with several people who all have minor knowledge in the field of hoodoo, since all of them claim some sort of connection with a Marie Leveau. Zora hears so many different contradictory stories of Leveau that she travels to the French Quarter to find out more about her. In her travels, she meets with Luke Turner, a hoodoo doctor who claims to be a nephew of Marie Leveau.

Zora has already undergone five initiation rituals before meeting Turner but is refused when she asks to become Turner’s pupil. After many more...

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