This imperfect world places John Grady inside a rough “prison cell where all is silent”, and he copes with the violence and Dueña Alfonsa’s betrayal of him by “dream[ing] of horses and wildflowers”(Frye 105). McCarthy details the dreams with the imagery of landscape and wildlife (horses, plants, and wolves) that the characters crave. The dreams are able to provide a sense of security to the characters that are yearning for relief in the harsh, flawed world. John in prison has a dream “of horses in the field on a high plain where the spring rains had brought up the grass and the wildflowers… And they moved all of them in a resonance that was like music among them and they were none of them afraid… And they ran in that resonance which is the world itself which cannot be spoken but only praised”(All the Pretty Horses 161-162). John returns to a time of comfort and solace in his life, his time outdoors, when he is in unfamiliar and scary situations.
In All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy, the main protagonist, John Grady Cole, exiles himself to Mexico when his known and beloved way of life is threatened. This experience to him was both alienating and enriching. He gets to where he is going only to have everything he has worked for taken from his hands. He is left alone and sad, but full of new insights about the world around him. John’s relationship with and the death of Jimmy Blevins, his love for Alejandra and her abandoning him, and his lost position at the hacienda ranch are three main events that leave John alienated, but enriched with worldly ideas and understandings he would take to the grave.
Johnny is a small greaser with shaggy hair and sad puppy dog eyes. with a very bad home life an abusive father and a mother who ignores him. despite all of that he was gold in chapter 8 phony boy said”I figured a southern gentleman had nothing on Johnny cade.”Even though johnny may hve not look as presentable as a southern gentleman With his greased hair and the neighborhood he lived in. Johnny was nice polite and kind as any southern gentleman he would never hurt anyone if he had the choice not to.Phony thought he was just as good as a southern gentleman even With all the challenges he faced every day. Johnny started out gold and stayed good for a long time but nothing gold can stay.
Growing Pains Everybody grows up, but some people do so earlier than others. This depends on what people experience in their lives, relative to what occurs around them. In Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses, the protagonist John Grady Cole starts off feeling out of place in the world, lacking an answer as to why it is changing and why he should accept this coming change. This feeling of helplessness prompts him into leaving his home in America in search of a place where he belongs in Mexico. Although he starts his adventure easygoing and naive, Cole's journey is one that leads him from innocence to maturity in his search for a personal haven, suggesting that one’s development and growth stem from new experiences.
In Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses the ruthless, hypermasculine frontiersman of Blood Meridian has evolved over a period of one hundred years (1849- 1949) into the restless, domesticated cowboy ignorantly nostalgic for the days before barbed wire industrialization and suspicious of the social and political gains of women. John Grady Cole, the sixteen-year-old protagonist in All the Pretty Horses, aspires to embody a cowboy code of behavior, stemming from a strict tough-guy rural hypermasculinity defined by intense self-reliance and recklessness. Ultimately, his failure to do so renders him ironically heroic since success would perpetuate the reckless myth of the hypermasculine cowboy hero. In large part, John Grady’s notion of cowboy hypermasculinity rests in fiction and cinema, where Western writers like Owen Wister and directors like George Stevens created the popular culture Hollywood cowboy, itself based mostly on an abstract notion of the frontiersman. All the Pretty Horses simultaneously affirms and
In All The Pretty Horses John leaves to become a cowboy in Mexico thinking he would be able to be free to live the life cowboy. When he got there at first, he was living the life of his dream and even fell in love with the daughter of the rancher he worked at. During his time at the ranch, the daughter’s Aunt speaks to John saying” Even though you are younger than she it is not proper for you to be seen riding in the campo together without supervision.” (136 McCarthy) Eventually, the rancher found out, making him very unhappy since John was just a poor ranch hand and the due to the fact he did not ask him for permission to see his daughter. Because of this, his reputation was at stake and he told the police in Mexico that he was the American criminal they were looking for, even though he was not the criminal they were looking for. While he was in prison, he had to fight to survive his time in prison, but soon after that, he tries to head back to see the rancher’s daughter.
As they are leaving the primacies of the plantation, another slave named Lovey accompanies them. When walking the three of them are seen by group of white hog hunters. The white hog hunters capture Lovey and try to get Cora, but she manages to escape by killing one of the boys. Cora helps Caesar and tries help Lovey, but it was too late for her. After that encounter Cora and Caesar head to Mr. Fletcher’s house, their contact to the underground railroad.
In the book The Outsiders there is a part in the book where a character named Johnny says “stay gold” to another character named Ponyboy. In my perspective I see the quote “stay gold” as Johnny telling Ponyboy to stay innocent and beautiful on the inside, and to not end up like he did. Most importantly, he was also telling Ponyboy to keep being himself which I believe is the best thing you can do. So, the aspects of my personality that I am confident make me who I am are my sense of humor, my attitude, and my mentality. One of the aspects of my life and personality that I think make me golden is my sense of humor.
I thought John was the loving selfless guy who would do anything for a fan but instead he seemed like a selfish pain who is only happy when he wins. However, I was not going to let one situation judge my opinion on John but instead I was going to try to meet him again and see if history repeats itself. This was the second of a the five game series with Dallas and it was still in Sacramento meaning I had yet another opportunity to watch the match and see if John was not the good guy perceived by the public. Like the last time around, I was among the crowd anticipating the arrival of both team buses. Unlike the first time, John accepted the sign many requests and put a smile on his face while doing it.
''If you can picture a little dark puppy which had been kicked too many times and is lost in a crowd of stranger , you''ll have johnny. .... ! here pony boy compare a situation of johnny with lost puppy . Johnny is surrounded by the group of people still he is feeling isolated or in other words feeling alone