Blood Meridian

Marcus “Long” Webster Character Analysis

A member of Glanton’s gang who sometimes serves as a scout. One night around the campfire Webster asks the Judge what he intends to do with his sketches, and insists that the Judge not sketch him. Later, Webster is assigned by lottery to kill one of the four men wounded by General Elias’s army, but a Delaware does Webster’s killing in his place.
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Marcus “Long” Webster Character Timeline in Blood Meridian

The timeline below shows where the character Marcus “Long” Webster appears in Blood Meridian. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7
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...the town square, Glanton meets up with two Delawares and a man named Marcus “Long” Webster who had ridden ahead of the gang as outriders. They have with them an old... (full context)
Chapter 8
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The next day, the gang makes for the meat camp that the Delawares and Webster found. It has been abandoned: only sheets of meat and hide remain. They ride on.... (full context)
Chapter 11
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Webster asks the Judge what he intends to do with his sketches. The Judge says that... (full context)
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The Judge rises to Webster’s defense. He tells of an old Hueco Indian whom he drew, who became very fearful... (full context)
Chapter 12
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Apache warriors appear on a rise overlooking the massacre. Webster shoots their leader from a long distance with his rifle; Glanton whoops and rides forward.... (full context)
Chapter 15
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...choose a different arrow. Nonetheless, the kid draws a red-tasseled arrow, along with Sam Tate, Webster, and Harlan (first name later given as Tommy), who are therefore assigned to do the... (full context)
Chapter 19
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Two days later, the Yuma Indians attack the ferry crossing. Davy Brown and Webster stand on the hill with the howitzer and fire at them, killing some dozen Indians.... (full context)
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On April 2, David Brown, Webster, and Toadvine set out for San Diego to obtain supplies. They arrive without incident five... (full context)
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In the plaza, Brown encounters Toadvine and Webster, newly released. The three begin drinking, first on a beach (none of them have ever... (full context)
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Days later, after Toadvine and Webster return to the ferry and tell Glanton what befell them, Glanton leaves the Judge in... (full context)