Chicharrón is another one of Luis Rodriguez’s middle school friends. He’s instrumental in convincing Luis to join the Lomas in high school, and he and Luis participate in various gang activities together—everything from getting high to getting in fights with rival gangs to burning down a rival gang member’s house. Chicharrón is eventually arrested as an accessory to murder, after which he’s never heard from again.
Chicharrón Quotes in Always Running
The Always Running quotes below are all either spoken by Chicharrón or refer to Chicharrón. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Simon & Schuster edition of Always Running published in 2005.).
Chapter 5 Quotes
A naked girl, passed out, lay in the back seat. A black patch of pubic hair stood out on a shock of white skin which looked as if she had been immersed in flour'
"Chale, homes," I responded. "I ain't with it." Chicharrón nodded the same sentiment.
Chicharrón Character Timeline in Always Running
The timeline below shows where the character Chicharrón appears in Always Running. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...of thirteen, Luis starts spending all his time with some friends named Clavo, Wilo and Chicharrón—together, “The Animal Tribe.” The Animal Tribe (or just “The Tribe”) is a powerful gang, and... (full context)
...inhaling sprays but starts experimenting with meth, PCP, heroin, mescaline, and pills. Luis, Yuk, and Chicharrón work together to steal heroin. Sometimes, he and Chicharrón go to new neighborhoods and pretend... (full context)
...gunfight breaks out between Sangra and Loma gang members. The next morning police officers arrest Chicharrón for the murder of a teenaged gang member who died in the gunfight. Chicharrón, seventeen... (full context)