Tarin begins as a palace guard, but when he’s caught kissing Redival, the King makes him a eunuch. At the end of the book, he comes back to Glome in a delegation from a greater kingdom where eunuchs are highly prized. He’s grown fat and conceited, and he tells Orual that he pitied Redival when they were younger, because she felt lonely and abandoned when Orual began devoting all her time to Psyche. This begins to change Orual’s view of Redival and herself.
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Part 1: Chapter 3
Part 2: Chapter 1
...leader is a monstrously fat, conceited eunuch. He seems familiar, and eventually she realizes it’s Tarin, who was once Redival’s lover. He reminds her that it was her father who made... (full context)