NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. Cormac McCarthy 2005 Adventure, Thriller. Texas and Mexico, various small towns, motels, the desert, etc. 1980s. Setting. Protagonist The traditional forces of “good”—morality, action with reason, and the law.
“You think when you wake up in the mornin yesterday dont count. But yesterday is all that does count. What else is there? Your life is made out of the days it’s made out of. Nothin else. You might think you could run away and change your name and I dont know what all. Start over. And then one mornin you wake up and look at the ceilin and guess who’s layin there?” – Moss, page 227
When a 1980s Texas county sheriff comes in conflict with a ruthless killer of a new age characterized by pure malice emerging in his unprepared, quaint society, the results may be a commentary on the hopeless nature of modern humanity. Driven by greed, self interest, and apathy, the modern man will succumb to the darkest part of himself willingly, and even the best of humanity will lose faith and allow for the defeat of society into organized chaos.Theme Statement
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