A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings

by

Marlon James

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Heckle Character Analysis

Heckle is another of the gunmen Josey recruits for the shooting at the Singer’s house. He is the only one of these recruits to survive the shooting, and afterward he admits his involvement and begs the Singer’s forgiveness. Impressed, the Singer takes him into his inner circle. Heckle is highly intelligent, a fact that impresses Josey.
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Heckle Character Timeline in A Brief History of Seven Killings

The timeline below shows where the character Heckle appears in A Brief History of Seven Killings. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 8
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...chance to escape poverty and stop having people treat him like “some animal.” He and Heckle kidnapped the champion jockey and forced him to promise that he would purposefully lose the... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 16:
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Demus is inside a house by the sea with Josey Wales, Bam-Bam, Weeper, Heckle, Renton, Funky Chicken, and two men from Jungle whose names he doesn’t know. Three nights... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 17
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Demus has spent the night in a shack with Weeper, Funky Chicken, Heckle, and Bam-Bam. In the morning, everyone in the shack is “going mad and ting.” Bam-Bam... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 19
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...Demus describes speeding away in the Datsun and feeling himself coming down from the cocaine. Heckle begins saying that they are all going to burn in hell, and Weeper forces him... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 3
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...Wales and the CIA. He then names the other perpetrators of the attack: Demus, Weeper, Heckle, and Josey. Papa-Lo has brought a woman to serve as a witness and asks her... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 5
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...the attack on the Singer’s house, and the Rastas took care of the rest. However, Heckle disappeared. If Josey had gotten a chance to speak to him, he would have told... (full context)
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Then one day Papa-Lo came bursting through Josey’s door telling him that the Singer took Heckle on tour with him. Apparently Heckle had gone to the Singer’s house and begged for... (full context)