Essays Tagged: "All the Pretty Horses"

"All the Pretty Horses" by Cormac McCarthy.

All the Pretty Horses begins with the 1949 funeral of John Grady Cole's grandfather. With his death, ... the sensitive and stubborn Jimmy Blevins. Together, the three cross over the Rio Grande into Mexico.All the Pretty Horses begins with the 1949 funeral of John Grady Cole's grandfather. With his death, ... ce of possibility but also of peril:John Grady Cole - A sixteen-year-old man; the central figure in All the Pretty Horses. We know almost nothing about Cole's physical appearance, only that by the end ...

(7 pages) 76 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This is aboout analysis on All the pretty Horses, the significance of the title itself

The title of Cormac McCarthy's novel - All the Pretty Horses, reflects the significance and variance of roles that horses play in this comi ... nced spiritual nature, similar to humans in some ways. John Grady has an intimate relationship with all horses and understands the world of horses extraordinarily well. On his journey from Texas to Me ... n's initial perspective on the world, which turns out to be the opposite later on.John's life, like all of Western American society during the timeframe of the story, revolved around horses. In fact, ...

(8 pages) 58 1 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Grady and Miranda- A Comparison of Lessons The Collector by John Fowles and All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

lf- awareness. Both Miranda in John Fowles' The Collector, and John Grady Cole in Cormac McCarthy's All The Pretty Horses, encounter many unexpected struggles, which teach them important life lessons. ... different light. As a result of being locked up, Miranda slowly begins to realize that life is not all about material things. Along Grady's journey throughout Mexico, he learns that things that he on ...

(6 pages) 54 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Reality and Escape in "All the Pretty Horses"

Throughout the novel "All the Pretty Horses", John Grady Cole is trying to escape the dismal reality of his life and the w ... evident even at the very beginning of the novel as he decides to leave Texas as his whole life is falling down around him, and continues to be a main theme throughout the book. A vivid series of drea ... s that John Grady has also provides an escape from the hardships he endures through his travels, usually by placing him in his romantic view of the west and the life he wishes to live. John Grady Cole ...

(3 pages) 19 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

All The Pretty Horses

Friends In Heaven Than I Do Here Death plays an important role throughout Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses. The death of people is not the only factor. The main character, John Grady Co ... hn Grady and Rawlins in jail. This causes the death of John Grady's respect and good reputation. Finally the book closes with the death of Abuela. One death just leads to another and they build on eac ...

(4 pages) 13 0 3.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History


plenty of wide open space to roam around...the howl of the coyote at the sight of moonlight"¦all images that are pictured in people's minds when thinking of the Wild West. Gormac McCarthy is kn ... o experience such an event, so they often have to rely on reading books and using their imagination.All the Pretty Horses is considered an American novel because it is not read just as a Western, but ...

(1 pages) 326 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

All The Pretty Horses Settings

All The Pretty Horses By Cormac McCarthy Often in literature, authors use the novel's settin ... l's setting to add certain significance to the story's plot. Cormac McCarthy does this in his novel All The Pretty Horses. There is great significance in the setting because the story takes place in t ... andfather's funeral. After the funeral, his mother plans on selling the ranch, where he grew up and all his memories are. She has grown apart from the ranch lifestyle, and spends most of her time acti ...

(2 pages) 3631 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Horse Dealer's Daugther's Analysis

Reflection of In-Class Analysis I am really glad I picked this story "The Horse Dealer's Daughter" because I can really picture the c ... tting. Also, it has a good plot to it. After reading this story, I immediately thought of the movie All the Pretty Horses. Penelope Cruz and Matt Damon can completely fit the roles of Mabel and Jack. ... d also. I am confused as to why Mabel thinks instinctively and then towards the end she thinks logically, yet with Jack it is just the opposite. Another problem is that I am having trouble narr ...

(1 pages) 11 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Faulkner Vs McCarthy

McCarthy vs Faulkner Though Cormac McCarthy's All The Pretty Horses and William Faulkner's The Unvanquished are completely different, their style ... are completely different, their style and plot techniques share more similarities than differences. All The Pretty Horses and The Unvanquished both depict the importance of honor in a persons life, wh ... Honor towards family plays one of the most important roles in The Unvanquished as well as in All The Pretty Horses. Bayard must honor his family name by killing B.J. Redmond and live by the sam ...

(3 pages) 4 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

'He contemplated the wildness about him, the wildness within'. What does Cormac McCarthy reveal about his views of the relationship between man and the land in 'All The Pretty Horses'?

In ‘All the Pretty Horses’, McCarthy presents the reader with a protagonist whose magnificent conne ... presents the reader with a protagonist whose magnificent connection with the land and, more specifically, with horses, extends into the metaphysical range, in terms of its spirituality and mysticism. ... a catalyst for John Grady’s departure from America. By 1949, America had become too technologically dependent to support John Grady’s more spiritual aspirations and the novel which is ‘ ...

(12 pages) 9 1 5.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American