Trash

Trash

by

Andy Mulligan

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Father Juilliard Character Analysis

A 63-year-old volunteer who runs the Pascal Aguila Mission School on the Behala landfill. Father Juilliard longs to make a difference in the miserable lives of the dumpsite kids, but he recognizes that attempting to educate them is essentially hopeless since they’ll likely never make it off the landfill. Most of the people who are born in Behala die there, spending their lives scavenging among rotting trash to survive. Juilliard is particularly fond of a young boy nicknamed Rat, whom Juilliard gives extra food and cash even though this is against the school’s rules. Father Juilliard hasn’t seen Rat, Raphael, and Gardo since the day they lied to gain access to the school computer while they were hunting for Senator Zapanta’s stolen fortune. Nevertheless, it seems the boys are still in touch with Father Juilliard, who’s now pulling together all the accounts of the parties involved so that the boys can tell their story of how they discovered the fortune, exposed Zapanta’s corruption, and changed the lives of everyone living in Behala.

Father Juilliard Quotes in Trash

The Trash quotes below are all either spoken by Father Juilliard or refer to Father Juilliard. For each quote, you can also see the other characters 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 Ember edition of Trash published in 2011.
Part 2: Chapter 1 Quotes

His final act—the one that killed him—was to expose three senators who’d been siphoning off public taxes and stowing them off-shore. They all resigned and the prosecution rumbles on. Pascal Aguila was shot to pieces in a taxi, on his way to testify. Twenty-six bullets—the same caliber as a policeman’s gun —and his murderers were never found.

Page Number: 54
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Part 3: Chapter 1 Quotes

When one of their number is hurt, everyone feels the wound.

Page Number: 85
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Father Juilliard Character Timeline in Trash

The timeline below shows where the character Father Juilliard appears in Trash. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2: Chapter 1
Childhood, Poverty, and Injustice Theme Icon
Corruption, Power, and Theft Theme Icon
Father Juilliard , who’s 63 and runs the Pascal Aguila Mission School on the Behala dumpsite, says... (full context)
Childhood, Poverty, and Injustice Theme Icon
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Father Juilliard explains that the house mother, Sister Olivia, is actually—and foolishly—more involved in Raphael’s tale. One... (full context)
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Jun takes a sandwich; his filthy, skeleton-thin hands make Father Juilliard “wince.” Juilliard has grown very fond of Jun, as has Sister Olivia. Olivia wants to... (full context)
Part 2: Chapter 4
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Grace begins narrating because Father Juilliard asked her to discuss José Angelico’s nature as man. Grace has been a maid of... (full context)
Part 3: Chapter 1
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...Mission School, says she also has a part in this story; Raphael, Rat, Gardo, and Father Juilliard asked her to “write it down carefully.” Originally, she traveled to the area in order... (full context)
Part 3: Chapter 2
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Father Juilliard says that had he known what the boys were up to, he would have warned... (full context)
Part 3: Chapter 10
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...because the next morning, the police show up and take her to the police station. Father Juilliard is able to contact Olivia’s father, who sends a man from the British Embassy who... (full context)
Part 4: Chapter 1
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...steals small unnoticeable amounts from the Mission School’s safe once a month (using the code Father Juilliard writes in his diary on his desk). Rat feels bad, but he opens the safe... (full context)
Part 4: Chapter 7
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Frederico Gonz, a man who makes gravestones, narrates on Father Juilliard ’s request. Graves for the poor are stacked on top of each other like boxes,... (full context)
Part 5: Chapter 5
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...the canal at the back. Jun goes straight to the Mission School and puts back Father Juilliard ’s money (leaving another drawing). He thinks his next idea saved their lives: he grabs... (full context)