All the Pretty Horses

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Three horses in All the Pretty Horses are significant enough that they can almost be thought of as characters themselves: John Grady’s horse Redbo, Rawlins’ horse Junior, and Blevins’ nameless big bay… (read full symbol analysis)
At several points in the novel, John Grady and Rawlins discuss faith, religion, and God. These conversations often center around God’s will, and how that will meshes with or diverges from human will. Mexico is… (read full symbol analysis)
In a narrative punctured with pistol shots and thrusts of a knife, it is little surprise that we hear so much about blood in the novel. Human blood is, of course, tied to the theme… (read full symbol analysis)