The Devil’s Highway

Hyperthermia Term Analysis

Also known as “heat death,” hyperthermia is the six-stage process of the human body experiencing distress, shutting down, and eventually dying from prolonged exposure to high temperatures.

Hyperthermia Quotes in The Devil’s Highway

The The Devil’s Highway quotes below are all either spoken by Hyperthermia or refer to Hyperthermia. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Little, Brown and Company edition of The Devil’s Highway published in 2004.
Chapter 13 Quotes

“I do not know who was dying or how many because I too was dying.”

Page Number: 165
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Hyperthermia Term Timeline in The Devil’s Highway

The timeline below shows where the term Hyperthermia appears in The Devil’s Highway. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: The Rules of the Game
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Myth, Religion, and The Spirit World Theme Icon
...black” by the sun, stumble through a mountainous desert. The men, disoriented by dehydration and hyperthermia, “see God and devils” all around them—they have resorted to drinking their own urine to... (full context)
Chapter 8: Bad Step at Bluebird
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...his son, Reymundo Jr., with the ascent. Mendez knows that the “surest way to beat La Migra [is] to keep to the high country” and avoid the flat planes of the desert.... (full context)
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Humanity and “Illegality” Theme Icon
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...claim, the men were caught off-guard by bright lights. Mendez told the men it was La Migra , and all of them scattered. However, this “mysterious” event raises a lot of questions.... (full context)
Chapter 9: Killed by the Light
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Urrea begins to describe the stages of hyperthermia, or heat death. He notes that “your death is dictated by factors outside of your... (full context)
Chapter 16: Home
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Medical examiners confirm that the Yuma 14 died of exposure and hyperthermia, and then they are taken to a funeral home. Preparing the bodies for shipment costs... (full context)