Lord of Misrule Themes & Motifs

Jaimy Gordon
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Good Versus Evil

This story is very much about good versus evil as the innocent Maggie gets caught up in the crooked and dangerous life of horse racing. The contest between good and evil comes to a head when the Lord of Misrule, an old worn out horse, is brought to Indian Mound Downs for a race weighted in his favor. The old groom Medicine Ed also struggles with good versus evil as he tries to decide if he should use his hoodoo knowledge to ensure the Lord of Misrule’s race will go as expected.

In this story Maggie is the character who is closest to being a “good” character. She is in no way a saint but she stumbles into the cheating and lying that is horse racing completely unaware of what she is getting herself into. By the time that she realizes how much...

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