No Country For Old Men By Cormac Mc Carthy

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Cormac McCarthy is known for his narrative writings, in No Country for Old Men McCarthy, does not let his readers down. McCarthy is very informative in the narratives in No country for Old Men. McCarthy is the narrator for three of the main characters in this book. McCarthy starts out telling Sherriff Bell’s prospective that there is no room in the world for an old principled sheriff. McCarthy then goes into the life struggles of the young man Moss who has some life changing choices to make and could take him down the path of several assassins, the main assassin is Chigurh. Chigurh seems to have no soul for he just goes on a killing spree and seems not to care.
McCarthy starts with Bell going to see a death row inmate, in this narrative you start to visual the toll of being a sheriff has taken on Bell. Bell is sheriff of a town in Texas and feels responsible for each and every soul in his town. Bell has seen many things in his life time, but the growing violence in the world has him wondering if there is room for an old timer like him. Bell also sees Chigurhs work as a soulless soul. Looking through Chigurh’s eyes is like looking into nothing. Bell struggles with himself on how to handle the changes that are happening in a world gone mad. The killings and the drug dealings, make for a world unlike Bell is prepared to deal with. Bell feels he holds the welfare of everyone in his town in his hands, including Moss. Moss has made some choices that throws him into the unknown and Bell feels he is the only one who can help Moss.
Moss is a veteran of Vietnam and feels he can handle anything that comes his way. Moss finds $2 million in drug money and several dead bodies in the dessert. If any normal person came across this money, would they do the same as Moss? When Moss decides to take the $2 million, he knows he knows there will be no going back to a normal life. Moss has changed his future in ways he does not even realize, because has just gained the attention of Chigurh. Moss makes one mistake and...

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