Till We Have Faces

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Trunia of Phars Character Analysis

Trunia is the younger prince of Phars, a neighboring kingdom. He and Argan, his brother, fight a civil war over who should succeed to the throne. When he’s driven out of Phars, he turns up in Orual’s garden. She fights a duel with Argan for his life, which secures Trunia’s friendship for the rest of their lives. Trunia is the only man who ever flirts with Orual, because he can’t see her face behind her veil and judges her beauty from her voice. This forces Orual to temporarily see herself in a different light than she’s used to, and it also shows that she grossly underestimates her own potential merits and ability to attract others’ love. She enjoys his attentions, but marries Redival to him instead of herself. Their son becomes her heir.
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Trunia of Phars Character Timeline in Till We Have Faces

The timeline below shows where the character Trunia of Phars appears in Till We Have Faces. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Chapter 8
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...has named his third son, Argan, as his heir, which has angered the second son, Trunia. Trunia and his followers are rebelling, so Phars is in civil war and is no... (full context)
Part 1: Chapter 17
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...reveals that she is the Queen, unless the King recovers. The man says he is Trunia of Phars and has come looking for protection. He is at war with his brother... (full context)
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Trunia tries to run away, but he trips and hurts himself. He submits to being a... (full context)
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...he’s just received word that Argan of Phars is ten miles away with cavalry, seeking Trunia. Orual feels shocked and reveals to the Fox and Bardia that Trunia is in the... (full context)
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Orual, Bardia, and the Fox agree that Trunia will probably rule Phars in the end, since most people hate Argan and think him... (full context)
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...more of a coward, so he’ll have to accept if they propose single combat for Trunia’s life. Bardia approves of the idea. Even if they lose the combat, they will have... (full context)
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...inform him of the place and time of the combat. If she dies, he gets Trunia. If he dies, Trunia can return freely to Phars. (full context)
Part 1: Chapter 18
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...Nobles visit to show their support, and they wonder what’s behind her veil. Orual tells Trunia that they have a champion to fight for him. She calls for wine, which Redival... (full context)
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When Redival leaves, Trunia wants to know who Orual is and why she wears a veil. If he survives,... (full context)
Part 1: Chapter 19
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...her look like a ghost, so hopefully it will frighten Argan. All of them, including Trunia, set out on horseback. Trunia asks where the champion is, but Orual makes him wait... (full context)
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...oaths. The preparations seem endless. Finally all is ready, and the Fox is very distressed. Trunia is shocked when Orual reveals herself as the champion. She and Argan start to fight. (full context)
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...many things and she wishes for peace and quiet. She mounts her horse and takes Trunia’s hand. They face the soldiers from Phars and ask whether they have any doubts about... (full context)
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...act the woman’s part again, arranging for guests. On the ride back to the palace, Trunia begs her to let him see her face, and, as this kind of attention is... (full context)
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...the queenly part of her feels like both a warrior and a woman alluring to Trunia. (full context)
Part 1: Chapter 20
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The next day, they burn the King’s body. The day after, Redival becomes engaged to Trunia. Finally, the palace goes back to normal. As the years pass, the narrator becomes more... (full context)
Part 1: Chapter 21
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...later there, the party sees everything happening that just finished in Glome. They stay in Trunia’s palace and the Queen notices that Redival (now his wife) has become fat and ugly.... (full context)