There There

There There

Daniel Gonzales Character Analysis

Octavio’s cousin, who is a young tech and coding whiz. In the basement of his mother’s house, Daniel uses a 3-D printer to make the guns that Octavio, Charles, Carlos, Calvin, and Tony use during the robbery of the Big Oakland Powwow. Daniel has a drone, which he frequently flies around Oakland in order to see the city from a different point of view.
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Daniel Gonzales Character Timeline in There There

The timeline below shows where the character Daniel Gonzales appears in There There. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part III: Octavio Gomez (1)
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...stopped coming around as much, and Octavio started hanging out with his cousins Manny and Daniel. Manny and Daniel’s home was violent; their father often abused their mother. One afternoon, Manny... (full context)
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A week later, when Manny and Daniel’s father returned home, they threw him out of the house. Manny and Octavio began stealing... (full context)
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One afternoon at Manny and Daniel’s, Fina called to talk to Octavio, and told him that Sixto had killed Octavio’s mother... (full context)
Part III: Daniel Gonzales (1)
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Daniel’s friends “los[e] their shit” as he shows them a gun he has 3-D printed in... (full context)
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In many ways, Daniel thinks, Manny’s death was Octavio’s “fault”—and yet Octavio, Manny, and Daniel had become like brothers... (full context)
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One night, Daniel writes Manny an email to express the feelings he’s been holding inside. In the email,... (full context)
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With the money from the guns, Daniel buys a drone. He decides to use the drone to run around the baseball field... (full context)
Part IV: Daniel Gonzales (2)
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Daniel has begged Octavio to take him along to the powwow so that Daniel can see... (full context)
Part IV: Daniel Gonzales (3)
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Daniel watches the powwow through his VR goggles, which are linked up to his drone. All... (full context)
Part IV: Calvin Johnson (4)
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...him. Charles, hit, fires back at Octavio, hitting him too. Carlos fires at Octavio’s back. Daniel’s drone crashes on Carlos’s head, knocking him to the floor. Calvin stands immobile, watching, and... (full context)