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He shows no respect to the Christian ceremony, but all attendees instinctively show respect to him. As if they already knew him.

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As if they owe him a debt which they wish to keep. Even if they do not, the judge will manipulate them towards badness. By means of a few eloquent and drastic accusations against Reverend Green he eventually turns the last drop of belief in religion into chaos, in form of an angry mob.

Hope, in the form of Reverend Green, dies right at the beginning of the novel through the hands of mad people, aroused by the evil words of Judge Holden. He is in total control of things. He is even able to turn green, the color of life, into the color of decay. On these few pages McCarthy already foreshadows the importance of Judge Holden.

He will escort the reader throughout the whole novel. He will even outlast the kid. He is an unstoppable force whose motives are rather nebulous and which become more and more complex.

Admittedly, McCarthy devotes much more text to the judge. On the other hand, it should be forbidden to place the judge above the kid in regard to their importance for the text because ultimately it is their relationship which matters most. But Judge Holden is more complex interpretation-wise and more important in terms of entertainment value. Where the kid is only watching a sermon, the judge burns it down. He tries to get hold of the world, as his name implies. His sketchbook contains all information he can gather.

Basically, Judge Holden is an early version of Google. He seems to be obsessed of a need to know everything McCarthy ; Catching light like water in a conventional painting, these quicksilver forms define the contours of the land as if they were invisible but for the movement of animated, bright matter over them.

The eye follows these morphing, diminishing forms ever deeper into the chasm until they elude it. The Actaeon allusion reinforces the motif of the hunter hunted that becomes increasingly evident in the last half of the novel and that characterizes the life of the kid after the massacre at the Yuma crossing.

As the messenger god, one of his roles was to conduct the dead to Hades, and thus the fleet mercury that rushes down the abyss alludes to the souls of the murdered muleteers. The chapter in which Brown sees the ocean is largely devoted to his trip to acquire supplies, and it stands as the only extended treatment of Brown acting separately from Glanton and Holden.

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Brown walked down and held his hand to the sheet of spume that ran up the dark sand. This encounter with the unknown prompts in him no lingering awareness, no deeper level of perception.

With deeper curiosity and intentionality than Brown, he seeks the coastline even before finding a doctor for his wounds, and he gazes long at the seascape, watching until the sun has set and little is left to see.

These details suggest in the kid a certain intensity of vision, his reading of the sea emotionally if not intellectually. Loose strands of ambercolored kelp lay in a rubbery wrack at the tideline. A dead seal. Beyond the inner bay part of a reef in a thin line like something foundered there on which the sea was teething.

He squatted in the sand and watched the sun on the hammered face of the water. Out there island clouds emplaned upon a salmoncolored othersea. Seafowl in silhouette. Downshore the dull surf boomed. There was a horse standing there staring out upon the darkening waters and a young colt that cavorted and trotted off and came back.

The planar organization of the seascape suggests the strategies of the American luminist painters of the nineteenth century, who rendered foreground in realistic detail and through their handling of light suggested the transcendental in the distance. Consistent with its relentless role in the novel, the sun is the agent that hammers out the sea like copper.

Indeed, the dramatic beauty of the setting sun backlighting the flying seabirds seems to motivate the kid to sit and watch. Her foal frisks in the surf, but she stands looking out to sea, another viewer in the scene, one whose presence suggests other ways of looking. Moreover, she is a rare instance of the maternal in this novel in which human children are denied the protective maternal embrace.

Behind the horse lies a dark band of water, from which the horse looks inland. His horse is a dull, exhausted creature, functioning in much the way a shipwreck does to suggest profound aftermath.

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The sea is a barrier that turns back both Brown and the kid. It marks a limit to their suzerainty. It is the realm of mystery. Yet it too is a contested realm, a killing field Americans have sought to dominate.

These tableaus are far richer than conventional novelistic passages of setting or scenery: Accession Special Collections, U of Virginia Lib.

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Cormac McCarthy. Twayne, Jan 02, Pages. Aug 11, Pages. The 25th Anniversary Edition has been reset, causing the text to reflow. Page references based on earlier editions will no longer apply, so Vintage Books has compiled the following chart as a conversion aid. Download the chart by copying and pasting the following link into your browser: Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps.

Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf. He is here to stay. Join Reader Rewards and earn your way to a free book! Join Reader Rewards and earn points when you download this book from your favorite retailer.

Read An Excerpt. Hardcover —.If John Gast's visualized panorama seeks to establish the legitimacy of the American Dream, vindicates the Godgiven right of determining the foundations of civilization, then McCarthy's vision of 'American Progress' brutally mocks the same and depicts the wild west as a lawless hunting ground submerged in a moral vaccuum.

There they fire on the muleteers and wantonly crowd the caravan over the precipice: The Devil's cogent arguments, no matter how preposterous at times, negate all sporadic pricks of conscience. Re-Queering The Nation: I'm there, I'm with you, all right, it sucks around here, phew, the sun's really beating down today. They gather captives like sand. As in other depictions of the judge, where he postures atop a wall or battlement or on the rim of a volcano in naked display of his nature, he is here positioned on the brink of an abyss which he does not perceive as a threat.

The acts of perpetration are dark and soulless and The Kid spits a lot. I wonder. Letter to Howard Woolmer, postmarked Nashville, 5 Nov.