Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)

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Does the dog die?
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umbrellacycle
Multiple dogs and puppies die.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
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umbrellacycle
A character potentially tries to kill themselves by drowning.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Women are likened to 'transvestites' in a way that is clearly meant to be unflattering.
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Is there audio gore?
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Sid
It’s a book
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Are there fat jokes?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a child abused?
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It’s hinted that Judge Holden is a child rapist. Throughout the book children are put in horrible situations and murdered
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Addiction
Is there addiction?
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Alcohol abuse
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Sid
They’re all drunks
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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A horse dies of a snakebite and other horses fall into a canyon
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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umbrellacycle
Yes, there are frequent, gory animal deaths.
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Are animals abused?
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umbrellacycle
Yes, there is frequent animal cruelty, including sadistic abuse.
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N_ot_U
dog fights break out several times to gory effect but aren't organised by humans
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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wross
Glanton and Lincoln’s Dogs are both burned alive
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Maggots in a festering wound
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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There are multiple sexual situations referenced between adult characters and children. Also, depending on interpretation, several of the major characters might be seen as preferentially preying on children.
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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umbrellacycle
Not literally 'onscreen', but sexual violence is treated as a given by most of the characters and there are descriptions of or references to multiple rapes.
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Bodily Harm
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Sid
Lots of scalping
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A character attempts to drown themselves and is dragged out.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Sid
There is a necklace of ears, people are scalped and genitals are cut off
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Sid
That’s how Glanton dies
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Is there a hanging?
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Anonymous
Public hangings for crimes
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Yes, and a main character wears a necklace of teeth
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Yes, multiple, including open fractures.
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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From mountains
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Sid
Every body part is mutilated in this book
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Sid
Incredibly excessive
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Unearthly
Children and babies are brutally and graphically killed
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umbrellacycle
The characters repeatedly express (an act on) interests in both ambiguously-aged characters only described as 'young', but also characters who are confirmed as underage by modern standarnds.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Sid
There is a character known as “the idiot”, “the imbecile”, “the cretin” etc who is referred to as if he is an animal or an object (called “it” instead of “he”) and is locked naked in a cage by his brother
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Family
Does a parent die?
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Sid
Everyone dies
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Does someone cheat?
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Sid
Glanton has a wife but sleeps with prostitutes. It’s not really mentioned and it’s like the least evil thing he does
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Sid
Several bathing scenes
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Sid
Wounded people vomit blood, but there isn’t as much vomiting in this book as you would expect
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Does someone spit?
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Sid
The sentence “the kid spat” is probably used dozens of times
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Large-scale Violence
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wross
This book is set 152 years prior to the September 11th attacks
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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When the kid has the arrow removed from his leg
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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Sid
The idiot eats his own faeces
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The idiot is probably the least violent character in the book
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
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There is a tree of dead babies
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Does the black guy die first?
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Is there hate speech?
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Sid
The whole character of the idiot. He is treated like a dog by the other characters and referred to as “it”
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Are there n-words?
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umbrellacycle
Yes, regularly.
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Sex
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Sid
Not a huge amount to be honest. The native Americans sodomise some of the people they kill and the Glanton gang sleep with prostitutes a few times but it’s not described at length or anything
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Is there bestiality?
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Unearthly
Not explicitly, but mentioned in conversation.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Sid
It’s heavily implied that the judge kills the kid in some sort of horrific way
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Lettucebeepbeep
It's called Blood Meridian for a reason
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Does someone drown?
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Sid
A lot of space is devoted to describing the guns and the various issues the characters have with them. This is before the invention of bullets so they use gunpowder and lead balls
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