An informal word for human feces used by the community of scavengers who live on the Behala landfill. The landfill is full of stupp because the majority of the city’s residents don’t have access to running water or toilets, so they wrap their feces in paper and throw it in the trash. Mulligan references stupp often to allude to the general poverty of the fictional city he writes about and to remind the reader of the putrid conditions in which the landfill’s residents are forced to dwell. Even though the landfill’s residents spend their lives wading through stupp, they can never get used to the smell.
Stuppa/stupp Quotes in Trash
The Trash quotes below are all either spoken by Stuppa/stupp or refer to Stuppa/stupp. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Ember edition of Trash published in 2011.).
Stuppa/stupp Term Timeline in Trash
The timeline below shows where the term Stuppa/stupp appears in Trash. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Chapter 1
Part 1: Chapter 2
Part 1: Chapter 5
Part 3: Chapter 9
Part 5: Chapter 5