Some background on this Glanton..man. He was born in 1819 in South Carolina. He moved with his parents to Texas, where he fell for an orphan girl, while Glanton was out and about, Lipan warriors raided the city, his fiancée was tomahawked and
scalped, after seeking revenge, John Joel Glanton wasn't the same man.
This chapter gave a lot more information, I am now convinced Kid is not the main character anymore, he hardly even exists. Judge is taking his place, showing more and more what his character symbolizes. The almost whole page of what Judge says about war and it being the game of men was just fantastic. "War is god." As usual, everyone believes that Judge is a lunatic, that he is absure, but everything he says makes perfect sense, I can't get over how McCarthy comes up with all of this, genuis.
Glanton's conscience is starting to catch up with him. On page 243 "He'd long forsworn all weighing of consequence.." it's about time.Judge is magic now? Voodoo!
Page 245 "the order in creation which you see is that which you have put there, like a string in a maze, so that you shall not lose your way. For existance has it's own order and that no man's mind can compass, that mind itself being but a fact among others." Everyone is starting to get all philosophical, Irving, Tobin the apprentance priest, and Judge of course. Even Glanton's state of mind is changing, or at least being made known. I know it's close to the end of the book but it seems like all of the characters are coming to their conclusion, as far as their prsonaliry goes.
Page 245 "the arc of circling bodies is determined by the length of their tether." ....what?
When "the black" quotes the bible, is that Jackson?
I can't say enough about what Judge says about war, and it being a game. "men are born for games" when he uses the card game as an analogy it throws it into better perspective. "in such games as have for their sake the annihilation of the defeated the decisions are quite clear."
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