* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: After a huge {{Narm}} (see below) - "I only have God, Joca Ramiro... and you, Riobaldo".
* FanonDiscontinuity: Movie, what movie?
* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: When the jacunšos were so tired and hungry that they shoot a monkey and ate it. [[spoiler: Later, they discovered it was a crazy guy running naked, because ''his mother'' told them]]!
** The horses' massacre. All that blood, and the cries...
** How about Madeiro Vaz shooting the leprous man in the head? So damn hideous.
** All the war. WarIsHell, indeed.
* ItWasHisSled: Well, all these spoiler tags are nonsensical to Brazilians, but maybe if you are a foreign reader [[spoiler: you won't know that Diadorim was a woman, after all, and how she tragically dies]].
* {{Narm}}: Before the big battle, in a scene that is pure UnresolvedSexualTension, Riobaldo asks Diadorim if he doesn't have any sister.
* RomanticPlotTumor: There's a [- FREAKING WAR-] going on, but mostly people just remember the gay love thing, wich is written amazingly, by the way.
* StoicWoobie: Riobaldo, near the end for sure, and Diadorim, all the time.
* TearJerker: Thirty pages before the end, go there and cry.
* TooCoolToLive: Madeiro Vaz and [[spoiler: Diadorim]].