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Andrei Paraschiv 2nd Period English IV Yoyoyoyoyoyooyyo While most people live life wherever faith takes them and deal with situations morals and ideals as they come and go some establish themselves and their lives as heroes and embody a set of beliefs that time technology or the way of life has little influence over In All the Pretty Horses Cormac McCarthy embodies many characteristics of a timeless cowboy and fantasies of the Wild West into the main character John Grady Cole John Grady Cole cant get over the fact that the way of life he loves so much is practically over John Grady doesnt understand that the days of the horse and days of ranches are over When he finds out that the farm his dead grandpa has left behind to his mother will be sold He doesnt understand why anybody would sell something so wonderful and tries to find ways to keep the farm His dad tries to save him from finding out on his own that its not so easy and life is hard unfair and things dont always go the way they should or the way John Grady Cole wants them to when he tells him Son not everybody thinks life on a cattle ranch in west Texas is the second best thing to dyin and going to heavenp17 JGC cant understand that the world has progressed past the horse and moved on to the automobile JGCs cant move out of the old way of life and is limited by that He looses his girlfriend over a guy who has a car and is cooler Even towards the end of the book we get the image of a cowboy rideing his horse along the road getting mocked and passed by a passing car that has him outgunned in the world he is living in and only goes to show how he is hoplesly stuck in the past
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