Blood Meridian


Cormac McCarthy

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Sergeant Trammel Character Analysis

A sergeant in Captain White’s army of filibusters, Trammel seeks out on the Captain’s orders the man who so brutally attacked a bartender in Bexar, Texas. That attacker turns out to be the kid. After Trammel promises the kid that joining the filibusters will raise him in the world, the kid agrees to interview with Captain White. Trammel probably dies when the Comanches massacre White’s army.
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Sergeant Trammel Character Timeline in Blood Meridian

The timeline below shows where the character Sergeant Trammel appears in Blood Meridian. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
Warfare and Domination Theme Icon lying naked under some trees when a man on horseback, later identified as Sergeant Trammel, approaches him. The kid takes up his knife; the man greets him. He asks if... (full context)
Religion and Ritual Theme Icon
While the kid studies the Trammel’s white horse, beautifully equipped with fine leather and silver, the sergeant goes on to tell... (full context)
Warfare and Domination Theme Icon
Together, the kid and Sergeant Trammel ride back into Bexar, to the pretty hotel where Captain White keeps quarters. After completing... (full context)