Furious Hours Themes

Casey Cep
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Voodoo

Voodoo follows all three main characters in Furious Hours as an important cultural statement on the South. First, following the death of Abram Anderson, voodoo rumors began to spread about the Reverend. As Cep explains, “supernatural explanations flourish where law and order fails,” and locals began to make wild conclusions about Maxwell based on his constant evasion from the law (46). Voodoo had long been an important cultural trend in the South, with many practitioners using voodoo to compensate for a lack of health care. People started to make rumors about the Reverend and his connections to the Seven Sisters, “a fearsome septet all known throughout the South” (47). Ultimately, voodoo was a long-held practice in the South which many locals used to explain the actions of Maxwell. Practically everyone believed that he had killed his wife, and as the murders added up and the lack of convictions were glaring...

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