No Country For Old Men Analysis

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No Country for Old Men is a film based as meditation on chance and destiny. This movie is borrowed from the novel by Cormac McCarthy. There are many wrongs done in the movie and there is very little that anyone can do to bring things back to order. The movie opens with an older man’s voiceover that is more compassionate than ruthless. While roaming through the aftermath of a Texas drug deal that had collapsed, a Vietnam veteran called Llewellyn Moss (Josh Brolin) discovers two million dollars and a substantial amount of heroin hidden in the back of the vehicle. Moss becomes the victim of a puzzling killer, Anton Chigurh, who determines with the flip of a coin the fate of his victims. In this series of drama, Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) struggles to contain the rapidly escalating violence. Fate is inevitable just like change. No Country for Old Men has one important theme as fate. This paper looks at several instances and scenes that justify fate in this movie. Anton Chigurh serves as death and fate in the movie. Carla Jean is seen pleading for her life in the hands of Chigurh who threatens that her life was over when she came into it. Carla has faced the tragedy of her husband, Moss, and later her mother also succumbs to cancer. Moss’s end tells us that our past sins catch up with us, even if he repents, the movie will execute his punishment. Chigurh is found waiting to kill Carla as she returns home. Chigurh offers Carla a chance to save herself by calling the flip of a coin,
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