Trash

Trash

by

Andy Mulligan

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Tired man Character Analysis

A police detective in search of Senator Zapanta’s stolen fortune. The tired man brutally interrogates Raphael, violently choking him and threatening to break Raphael’s bones one by one—but he is unsuccessful in getting any information out of Raphael. The tired man concludes that Raphael, just like all the city’s scavengers, is worthless “garbage.”

Tired man Quotes in Trash

The Trash quotes below are all either spoken by Tired man or refer to Tired man. 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:
Childhood, Poverty, and Injustice Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Ember edition of Trash published in 2011.
Part 2: Chapter 2 Quotes

It sounds crazy, but there was some part of me sure I’d never found it, and some other part of me begging me not to give up—maybe for José Angelico, because we knew more about him now.

Related Symbols: Trash
Page Number: 69
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Tired man Character Timeline in Trash

The timeline below shows where the character Tired man appears in Trash. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2: Chapter 2
Childhood, Poverty, and Injustice Theme Icon
Corruption, Power, and Theft Theme Icon
Community, Loyalty, and Solidarity Theme Icon
...comes in and has Raphael hauled upstairs and placed in a room marked “six.” A tired man explains that Raphael is in Ermita Police Station and he asks about the bag. Raphael... (full context)
Childhood, Poverty, and Injustice Theme Icon
Corruption, Power, and Theft Theme Icon
Intelligence, Education, and Street Smarts Theme Icon
The tired man says that this won’t end until Raphael gives them the bag. Shaking, Raphael knocks over... (full context)
Corruption, Power, and Theft Theme Icon
Community, Loyalty, and Solidarity Theme Icon
The tired man fires repeated questions at Raphael: he asks how “trash like you” can read (Gardo and... (full context)
Childhood, Poverty, and Injustice Theme Icon
Corruption, Power, and Theft Theme Icon
Intelligence, Education, and Street Smarts Theme Icon
The tired man twists Raphael’s arm behind him and says that they could break all of Raphael’s bones—starting... (full context)