Research Paper

Berendt’s Portrayal of Voodoo in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”

4 pages | 830 words

"Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" is a novel by John Berendt that tells the story of Jim Williams, a white socialite on trial for the murder of Danny Hansford, a black man with whom he was having an affair. The novel is set in Savannah, Georgia, and it follows Williams' trial as well as the lives of the other characters who inhabit Berendt's version of the city. These include Minerva, a black woman who practices voodoo, and Lizanne Roberts, a wealthy socialite.