A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings

by

Marlon James

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Millicent Segree Character Analysis

Millicent is the third and final fake identity assumed by Nina. A trainee nurse at Beth Israel hospital, Millicent attempts to conceal the fact that she is Jamaican. However, when a significant number of Ranking Dons come into the hospital with gunshot wounds, Millicent is overcome by curiosity and hovers around the emergency ward, hoping to learn information about what happened. After learning that Josey Wales has been imprisoned, Millicent enters a Jamaican restaurant on a whim, where she learns on the news that Josey has been burned to death in a prison cell. In shock, Millicent goes home and calls Kimmy, suggesting that she may be about to reconnect with her homeland, family, and former identity.
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Millicent Segree Character Timeline in A Brief History of Seven Killings

The timeline below shows where the character Millicent Segree appears in A Brief History of Seven Killings. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 5, Chapter 2
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Jamaican Culture and Identity Theme Icon
Witness and Storytelling Theme Icon
Millicent Segree is picking up prescriptions, including Xanax for her anxiety and Prozac for her depression.... (full context)
Masculinity, Sexuality, and Homophobia Theme Icon
Jamaican Culture and Identity Theme Icon
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Millicent’s motto for herself is “NO MORE DRAMA.” She has been suffering from anxiety attacks with... (full context)
Part 5, Chapter 5
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At Beth Israel, Millicent sees a Jamaican man whose wife thinks Millicent is his nurse. In reality, Millicent is... (full context)
Jamaican Culture and Identity Theme Icon
Doctor Stephenson asks what Millicent is doing in the ICU, and Millicent struggles to answer. However, as she tries to... (full context)
Jamaican Culture and Identity Theme Icon
Once Doctor Stephenson leaves, the wife asks where in Jamaica Millicent is from, saying she sounds like she’s from uptown Kingston. Millicent tries not to answer,... (full context)
Violence vs. Peace Theme Icon
Politics, Power, and Corruption Theme Icon
Suddenly, Millicent asks if Josey Wales’s gang shot the woman’s husband. The wife replies that it was... (full context)
Part 5, Chapter 8
Violence vs. Peace Theme Icon
Politics, Power, and Corruption Theme Icon
Witness and Storytelling Theme Icon
Millicent continues talking to the wounded man’s wife, claiming that she’s never seen a gunman before,... (full context)
Violence vs. Peace Theme Icon
Politics, Power, and Corruption Theme Icon
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...of the boy is what began the current wave of violence. The woman asks how Millicent knows so much about Josey Wales, considering she doesn’t come from the ghetto. At that... (full context)
Part 5, Chapter 12
Jamaican Culture and Identity Theme Icon
Millicent is on her way home, fantasizing about making ramen noodles and watching America’s Funniest Home... (full context)