The ending of the Blood Meridian is both abstruse and compelling. The setting when the kid first walks into town (pp.324) seems almost too familiar. This town could be any number of different towns located throughout the Midwest, but it seems strangely related to the town of Nacogdoches. The Kid, once thought to be on some sort of migratory movement to the West, has now completed a full circle and has returned to
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sleeps and never dies (pp. 335).” The judges is “dancing, dancing” always searching for the one who can take his place, searching for the one who like him “has been to the floor of the pit and seen horror in the round and learned that [like the judge] it speaks to his inmost heart (pp. 331).” Until then the cycle will repeat itself and the Kid will never be “a true dancer,” one that deserves to live.