Argan is a prince of Phars, a neighboring kingdom. He and Trunia, his brother, fight a civil war over who should succeed to the throne. Argan is disliked by the people of Phars because he’s known as a coward. Orual plays on this weakness when she proposes that Argan duel her for Trunia’s life. Argan proves a poor swordsman, and Orual kills him, securing her own position on the throne and making Trunia King of Phars.
The timeline below shows where the character Argan of Phars appears in Till We Have Faces. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Chapter 8
Part 1: Chapter 17
Part 1: Chapter 18
Part 1: Chapter 19