The Devil’s Highway

Reymundo Jr. Character Analysis

The son of Reymundo Sr., and one of the Wellton 26 who dies in the desert. Reymundo Jr. and his father were planning to make their way to Florida to spend the summer picking oranges in the hopes of earning enough money to put a new roof on their home. Reymundo Jr. dies in his father’s arms on the fourth day of being lost in the desert.
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Reymundo Jr. Character Timeline in The Devil’s Highway

The timeline below shows where the character Reymundo Jr. appears in The Devil’s Highway. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: In Veracruz
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Humanity and “Illegality” Theme Icon
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Reymundo Barreda approached Don Moi, along with his son Reymundo Jr . Both were hoping to make their way to Florida to spend the summer picking... (full context)
Chapter 8: Bad Step at Bluebird
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...one another as they struggle to catch their breaths—Reymundo Sr. attempts to help his son, Reymundo Jr ., with the ascent. Mendez knows that the “surest way to beat La Migra [is]... (full context)
Chapter 11: Their Names
Desolation and Desperation Theme Icon
Humanity and “Illegality” Theme Icon
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...He had been to the U.S. once before, and was now journeying with his son, Reymundo Jr . (full context)
Chapter 13: The Trees and the Sun
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Reymundo Jr . dies in his father’s arms. One man attempts to bury himself in the sand... (full context)