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How is the theme of morality represented by violence in Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian?

Cormac McCarthy has seldom, if ever, shied away from the use of violence, graphically-portrayed, as a means of defining humanity. His novels invariably include numerous, detailed descriptions of...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2014 10:18 pm UTC

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What could be an example of a clear, focused, and arguable thesis statement for a paper that analyzes violence and...

In Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy presents a realistic narrative which deconstructs the traditional motif of the Old West, specifically through two characters: Judge Holden, whose belief in...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2019 5:06 pm UTC

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How could I write an 8-page paper that explores the evil nature and violence in humans throughout Blood Meridian?

One promising approach to analyzing the fundamental issues of human nature and our propensity to violence would be to focus on the characters. While there are many violent elements in the novel’s...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2019 3:09 am UTC

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What point is McCarthy trying to make by observing the evil nature in humans throughout the novel Blood Meridian?

In Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy presents the reader with a surprisingly realistic narrative that is devoid of heroes and full of violent, imperfect, and evil characters. McCarthy is highly read...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2019 10:36 pm UTC

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