Till We Have Faces

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The judge Character Analysis

Orual appears before the judge in the court in the mountain when she presents her complaint against the gods. She can’t tell if the judge is male or female, as it’s entirely veiled in black. This veil connects it to Orual, suggesting that perhaps she is judging herself. This makes sense, since she need only see herself more truly to understand that her case against the gods is ridiculous.
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The judge Character Timeline in Till We Have Faces

The timeline below shows where the character The judge appears in Till We Have Faces. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2: Chapter 3
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...in a gigantic cave. She sees millions of ghosts standing all around her. A veiled judge commands her veil to be removed, and tells her to read her complaint aloud. But... (full context)
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Earthly vs. Divine Theme Icon
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The judge stops Orual’s speech, and she realizes she has been reading the book over and over.... (full context)