Throughout t... ... middle of paper ... ...s. In reading “All the pretty Horses”, we see how remarkable John Grady’s character truly is. Becoming a man and hero, Grady expresses ongoing faith and romantic ideals against all odds. Even tough Grady broke the cowboy code by leaving his country for another and we can not classify him as your typical “old west” cowboy, we can see an evolving image of the new cowboy ideals he has now seen for himself. Being rejected by his love Alejandra and left behind by his companion Rawlins, Grady is left relatively alone. In route to find a more fulfilling meaning to his life, Grady distanced himself even further from reality in the hopes of getting closer to his dream.
He idealizes a cowboy way of life not found in Texas. He journeys with his buddy Rawlins across the border to Mexico, a lawless desert land where trouble never seems too far away. Fate leads him to a capricious kid named Blevins, whose erratic behavior and rare, expensive, and thought to be stolen horse creates a series of dilemmas for John Grady when he arrives at La Purísima, a Mexican ranch. He finds more than just the cowboy way of life he longs for at the ranch; he also finds Alejandra, the owner’s attractive daughter. As fate would have it, he falls in love with her, but fate would also have it that their love is forbidden.
John Grady Cole starts on his journey to live the dream of a cowboy with his companion, Rawlin. Both are searching for a better life as they wander the plains waiting for adventure. The bump in the previously smooth road arises from Blevin, a thirteen-year-old boy, eager to join the adventurous party. Only after persistent persuasion, a valuable horse and an impressive demonstration of skill, John Grady and Rawlin allow Blevin to join them. Not long after, the characters face their first challenge; during a thunderstorm Blevin stripes himself of any metal and clothing because of his fear of lightning.
They talk about w... ... middle of paper ... ...m to track down Alejandra and not to take Perez's offer. Adhering to his moral code is what makes him do the right thing in many instances. John Grady is shines in the aspect of withstanding any challenges that he faces. If you look at the cowboy code, his character to almost all of them. He becomes an existential hero by demonstrating ardency despite his new awareness.
Development of Character in Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses In a journey across the vast untamed country of Mexico, Cormac McCarthy introduces All the Pretty Horses, a bittersweet and profoundly moving tale of love, hate, disappointments, joy, and redemption. John Grady sets out on horseback to Mexico with his best friend Lacey Rawlins in search of the cowboy lifestyle. His journey leaves John wiser but saddened, yet out of this heartbreak comes the resilience of a man who has claimed his place in the world as a true cowboy. In his journey John’s character changes and develops throughout the novel to have more of a personal relationship with the horses and Mother Nature. He changes from a young boy who knows nothing of the world except “all the pretty horses” to an adolescent who is forced to acknowledge, that the real world is not so simple like horses and finally to a young man who realizes that men are very violent and unpredictable.
Whether it’s his relationship with Alejandra, or his love for horses, it seems as though he is obsessed with these unattainable relationships. When John Grady meets Alejandra, he sets himself up for a situation that provokes conflict. This doesn’t seem to bother him, since John Grady is not content to live a life without risk. If anything, it may be that John Grady falls in love with Alejandra because of the potential conflict with her father, the powerful Don Hector. He finds conflict more appealing than harmony because it conforms to his ideal of the dangerous West.
The Role of Dreams in Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses Works Cited Missing Cormac McCarthy All the Pretty Horses depicts the American romanticized view of the west. John Grady, emerging from a dilapidated family ventures out on a journey in pursuit of his dream of the cowboy lifestyle. Through out the novel there is a constant tension between John Grady destiny or fate and the nature of his dreams. Dreams keep the dreamer from reality and because they are unreal, they paralyze the dreamer’s reality. Nonetheless, they motivate his journey through Mexico.
They encounter Union soilders and bounty hunters as they pass through. Since Josey is a wanted man, it is likely that everywhere he goes trouble will follow. Leaving a trail of more dead men behind, Josey and the gang continue on in search of freedom from those pursuing them. Shortly after their encounter in Texas, Josey and the gang come across a group of Comancheros who have taken in their captivity a family from Kansas. Here Josey not only saves a Grandmother and her husband, but also his second damsel.
... ... middle of paper ... ...e in Mexico disillusions him and forces him to believe otherwise, that the real world is not so simple, carefree, or innocent. John learns that the romanticism that he ascribes to horses cannot be applied to men. John reveres horses and experiences the praise of these animals in the folklore of the day. His relationship with horses exists on many levels‹they are his transportation, his friends, and his spiritual companions. Furthermore, McCarthy describes horses with emotional diction creating almost a motif of passion whenever horses are described.
John left his home and set off on his quest picturing it as one of those the mythical cowboy tails while doing so Cole is also looking for himself do to the major losses he just dealt with. John Grady tests his best friends loyalty by asking him to live out the wild west cowboy dream. John Grady and his loyal friend Lacey Rawlins sets outs on horseback in search of the cowboy lifestyle. Very similar circumstances are relatable to the story Hamlet. Like Horatio straying by Hamlet’s side throughout the whole story till the very end when Hamlet is lying on the ground taking his last