No Country for Old Men

Moss’s Father Character Analysis

A WWII veteran, Moss’s Father did his best to raise his son with good values. When Bell visits, Moss’s Father insists that Moss wasn’t involved in drugs; he wasn’t raised that way. Moss’s Father is proud of his son, noting that Moss was the best rifle shot he’d ever seen. He talks about the way Moss visited the families of men lost in Vietnam, and how this experience was hard on him. He speaks in general about the way the Vietnam War affected U.S. society, and the way in which war cannot be fought and won without trust and faith in God.
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Moss’s Father Character Timeline in No Country for Old Men

The timeline below shows where the character Moss’s Father appears in No Country for Old Men. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 11
Philosophy, Morality, and Ethics Theme Icon
Justice and Higher Law Theme Icon
Corruption, Greed, and Power Theme Icon
Bell tracks down Moss’s father and goes to visit him. They sit on the front porch and drink iced tea... (full context)
Philosophy, Morality, and Ethics Theme Icon
Changing Times: Past, Present, and Future Theme Icon
Corruption, Greed, and Power Theme Icon
Moss’s father tells Bell about the difference between WWII and Vietnam. When the Vietnam veterans came back... (full context)