Study Guide

Blood Meridian Characters

By Cormac McCarthy

The Kid

It doesn't take us long to meet the kid, our protagonist in Blood Meridian. Cormac McCarthy...

The Judge

We meet Judge Holden within the first few pages of this book. He stands up in the middle of a...

Glanton

Glanton is the toughest, meanest dude you'll find in this book. Well…maybe the judge is...

Tobin

If the kid has any kind of mentor in this book, it's the ex priest Tobin. We're not sure why...

Captain White

Ever heard of Manifest Destiny? It refers to the idea that it was America's destiny to spread...

Toadyvine

Toadvine is the first main character that the kid runs into (apart from the judge). They get into...

David Brown

David Brown is one of the roughnecks from Glanton's crew. We never learn much about the guy that...