The Ballad of a Small Player Themes & Motifs

Lawrence Osborne
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Relationship Between Dao-Ming and Lord Doyle

The relationship between Dao-Ming and Lord Doyle is one of the few relationships discussed in the novel and by far the most significant. Dao-Ming and Doyle seem to be similar in their intent to better themselves. They have each found immoral paths that they hoped would lead to fulfilling futures. They met each other on these paths, but Doyle did not realize until it was too late that Dao-Ming could have been his chance at real happiness.

When Dao-Ming and Lord Doyle met for the first time, they were both hiding their real selves from the world. Lord Doyle pretended to be a rich lord in China to blow his money. Dao-Ming put forth the appearance that she was a willing prostitute. Later, when they are alone, Dao-Ming tried to get Doyle to admit he was neither the gentleman nor the...

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