Blood Meridian


Cormac McCarthy

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Angel Trias Character Analysis

The Governor of Chihuahua, Trias was sent abroad for his education as a young man and is well read in the Classics, second in erudition only to the Judge, with whom he converses at length during a banquet held in the scalp hunters’ honor. Trias contracts Glanton’s gang to hunt the warlike and despotic Apaches in Sonora, and to pay the men for each Apache scalp they return with. However, when the scalp hunters begin slaughtering Mexican citizens, Trias rescinds the contract and places a bounty on Glanton’s head.
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Angel Trias Character Timeline in Blood Meridian

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Chapter 6
Warfare and Domination Theme Icon at the kid. Toadvine explains later that night that the Governor of Chihuahua, Angel Trias, is paying Glanton and his gang to kill Apaches, a hundred dollars per scalp, one... (full context)
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...which now includes the kid, Toadvine, and Grannyrat, ride out of Chihuahua, led by Governor Trias. Girls throw flowers to them and blow kisses, boys run alongside their horses, and old... (full context)
Chapter 13
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Governor Trias invites Glanton and his officers to dine with him, but Glanton says that he does... (full context)
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The scalp hunters eat so voraciously that the cook barricades the door to his kitchen. Trias attempts to make a toast, but the men at the table continue to scream out... (full context)