Bill Terrel

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Display Name: 
Bill Terrel
Sort Name: 
Terrel, Bill
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Lower Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Sales and Service
Specific Job: 
Filling Station Owner
Biography: 

Unusual in appearance, Bill Terrel is described as "a tall man, a huge man, with a dark aquiline face like an Indian's except for the pale yellow eyes and a shock of wild, black hair." When he addresses the Governor's Pardon Board, he speaks in a "queer, high, singsong filled with that same abject arrogance" that characterizes his appearance (55). He convinces Monk to kill the Warden, and seems connected to Monk in many ways--he owns a gas station, and Monk works at one; he yearns for a pardon, and Monk refuses one; He trusts no one, and Monk trusts everyone. His criminality functions in the story, at least in part, to contrast Monk's ignorant compliance in his own crimes.

Individual or Group: 
Individual

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