Into the Beautiful North

by

Luis Alberto Urrea

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Sully Character Analysis

Sully is a white supremacist who harasses Nayeli and Tacho in a grocery store with his friend Jimbo. Sully and Jimbo later show up at the migrant camp that Nayeli and Tacho are visiting. Although Sully and Jimbo attempt to attack and violently beat the Mexican men who live there, Nayeli and Atómiko gain the upper hand and do major damage to their attackers.
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Sully Character Timeline in Into the Beautiful North

The timeline below shows where the character Sully appears in Into the Beautiful North. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 25
Racism Theme Icon
...two white men with shaved heads approach from either end of the aisle. The first, Sully, blocks Nayeli and Tacho's way out, and Jimbo comes up behind them. Sully and Jimbo... (full context)
Racism Theme Icon
Chava runs his cart into Sully's heels, frantically apologizes for being a "stupid Mexican," and ushers Nayeli and Tacho into the... (full context)
Racism Theme Icon
Disillusionment and Idealization Theme Icon
Male vs. Female Heroism Theme Icon
...out clothes that are too dirty to wash. Suddenly, Angel steps through the bamboo with Sully, Jimbo, and four other white men behind him. Sully and Jimbo are armed with a... (full context)
Male vs. Female Heroism Theme Icon
Atómiko continues to taunt Sully and Jimbo in his broken English, which Nayeli struggles to understand. She stands up, Sully... (full context)