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Initial incident for No country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthywas wondering if you...

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macdaddy25 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 22, 2012 at 2:20 AM via web

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Initial incident for No country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

was wondering if you could tell me what the elements of the plot of the initial inceident of the novel "No Country for Old Men" please and thank you 

 

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rrteacher | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 22, 2012 at 12:33 PM (Answer #2)

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I'm not sure what you mean by "initial incident." The book opens with a soliloquy by Sheriff Ed Tom Bell that reflects on a young man who went (without remorse) to the gas chamber for murder. Basically, the sheriff is reflecting on evil in society. There is an extensive study guide for the book here, including a plot summary, on enotes:

http://www.enotes.com/no-country-for-old-men

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rhylez | Honors

Posted October 29, 2012 at 10:13 AM (Answer #3)

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'Extensive' seems a bit of an overstatement

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