3 comments on “Ch. 8 Discussion

  1. There is constantly anger throughout the book, whether it is meaningless, personal, or directed at someone. In chapter 8 we see the Jackson’s, one white and one black, reject each other’s existence and the anger white Jackson has toward’s the other is pretty bad. In this time period, race was a big issue, along with culture.

  2. “The white man looked up drunkenly and the black stepped forward and with a single stroke swept off his head… Glanton rose. The men moved away. No one spoke” (112).

    This quote highlights and characterizes the gang as none of them care for one another. It seems as though the only thing keeping this group in a unit is the collective desire to kill.

  3. In the beginning of the chapter, the old man who approaches the bar says that he supports the gang for killing Apaches, yet he later talks about how Mexico is doomed due to the ruthless warfare and prays “to god for this country.” Later on, the Glanton gang begins to kill innocent Mexicans and more blood is ironically shed.

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