Polysyndeton is the use of several conjunctions in close succession, when some would usually be left out. Each horse is unified with the others, the horses are unified with the landscape, and the whole is unified with John Grady. Perhaps for similar reasons of enabling the flow of the prose, McCarthy eschews the use of quotation marks.
Spellings of quotations are reproduced as they appear in the novel.
Not a whole lot. The characters who talk a great deal are generally false, treacherous, and malevolent, covering up their lack of truth with fancy speeches.
John Grady does not say much, but has deep integrity. The father is talking about the rancher and cowboy way of life, associated with the Old West, that is being made extinct by the onward march of progress.
Just as their ancestors, the white settlers, wiped out the Native American Comanche tribe, so they themselves are being wiped out by modern civilization.
Their way of life is as uncertain and perilous as that of the Comanches two hundred years previously.
You think God looks out for people? I guess he does. Way the world is. Part I In this exchange between Rawlins and John Grady, Rawlins is expressing his belief in a philosophy that correlates with the mathematical theory known as chaos theory.
Chaos theory can be summed up as the notion that the outcome of a series of causative events will be greatly affected by a minor change in the initial conditions. Although the behavior of chaotic systems appears to be random, it is in fact driven by cause-and-effect.
But rather than leaving the reader with the feeling that God is looking out for the characters in a benevolent way, as Rawlins suggests, the events of the novel imply that terrible consequences can result from honest and true motivations, and that the creator has no interest inprotecting good people from such outcomes.
Ever dumb thing I ever done in my life there was a decision I made before that got me into it. It was never the dumb thing.
Yeah, I think so. Meanin this is it. This is our last chance. This is the time and there wont be another time and I guarantee it. Meanin just leave him? What if it was you?
What if it was? Rawlins twisted the cigarette into the corner of his mouth and plucked a match from his pocket and popped it alight with his thumbnail. He looked at John Grady. All the Pretty Horses is a novel of romance and self-discovery written by Cormac McCarthy.
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The novel follows the journey of John Grady Cole as he travels from Texas into Mexico in search of a land where he can live like the stories of old. Grady Cole In the novel "All the pretty horses” Grady becomes the central figure, his obsession for horses is seen through his cowboy lifestyle.
He flees off to the West to experience adventurous kind of lifestyle. John Grady Cole. BACK; NEXT ; Character Analysis.
Doesn't talk much. No sir. In fact, that's pretty much the most important thing you need to know about All the Pretty Horses' central leslutinsduphoenix.com's leslutinsduphoenix.com fact, pretty much everything we learn about the real JGC comes from our handy narrator.
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 of the novel he is badly scarred across the face and chest.
John Grady Cole. BACK; NEXT ; Character Analysis. Doesn't talk much. No sir.
In fact, that's pretty much the most important thing you need to know about All the Pretty Horses' central leslutinsduphoenix.com's leslutinsduphoenix.com fact, pretty much everything we learn about the real JGC comes from our handy narrator. John Grady Cole The protagonist of the novel; the main character around whom most of the story revolves.
He is a disenfranchised year-old who cannot save his family ranch, which is his rightful legacy. In Mexico, when he finds another ranch and falls in love with the only child of that hacienda's.