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Deaths in "All The Pretty Horses"
An analysis of Cormac McCarthy's novel, "All The Pretty Horses".
# 125203 | 1,000 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American)

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The analysis focuses on the deaths John Grady experiences in the novel and what their significance is to his maturation and worldviews as he journeys from innocence into manhood.

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"The theme of death or passing is prevalent in Cormac McCarthy's novel "All The Pretty Horses", a Bildungsroman that chronicles the journey from innocence to experience of a sixteen-year-old John Grady Cole. We are told early in the novel; "John Grady is a man come to the end of something." The novel begins and ends with the deaths of John's Grandfather and a servant known as Abuela, grandmother respectively. The first death leads John on his adventure in Mexico as his mother..."

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