Summary Of Cormac Mccarthy's All The Pretty Horses

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In the book “All The Pretty Horses” by Cormac McCarthy The main character John Grady Cole spent a lot of time separated from his home and what was left of his family. Once his grandfather died John Grady made the decision to leave his ranch and head to Mexico to continue his life as a rancher. When John Grady goes to Mexico he goes through a life-changing journey in which he learns a lot about the world. When John Grady Cole leaves his home and ventures to Mexico he gains knowledge of the world, but he also leaves his past behind him and along the way looses the innocence he had before he left. The second John Grady Cole, Rawlins, and Blevins crossed the Mexican boarder they put their previous lives behind them. As soon as the group arrived on Mexican soil they “took off their hats and turned and looked back at the country they’d left”. (Pg45) After they sit and look back at the U.S. They turn and ride through Mexico; it is at this point in the book where John Grady Cole leaves his past behind him. When John Grady Cole crossed into Mexico he left all the remembrance of his family and his ranch behind him. Although John Grady Cole left his past behind him, he did not intentionally forget …show more content…

Throughout his journey John Grady Cole learned a lot of life lessons, but he learned most about friendship. Throughout the book John Grady Cole and Rawlins really relied on each other; and in those times they where always they’re for each other. One of the greatest example of how John and Rawlins showed they learned they needed to stick together was when they where waiting for Blevins to get his horse back. While they where waiting Rawlins had said to John “I wouldn’t leave you and you wouldn’t leave me. That aint no argument”. (Pg. 79) During their Journey Rawlins and John Grady Cole learned that their friendship would be the key to living the life they wanted to in

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