No Country for Old Men


Cormac McCarthy

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The Briefcase

In No Country for Old Men, the briefcase full of money is a symbol that reflects the theme of power, greed, and corruption. The question of whom the money belongs to runs through the… read analysis of The Briefcase

The Bolt Gun

Chigurh’s bolt gun, his weapon of choice through the novel, works symbolically to depict his view of humanity and his philosophy of fate and human nature. Typically, the air powered bolt gun is utilized… read analysis of The Bolt Gun

The Coin

Chigurh often tosses a coin before killing his victims. He uses the coin as a tool to demonstrate his philosophy of life, especially the ways in which fate, chance, and free will function in determining… read analysis of The Coin