Everything you need to understand or teach Cities of the Plain by Cormac McCarthy.
John Grady Cole, a Texas cowboy with an almost supernatural gift for training horses, falls in love with a whore from across the border in Mexico. She is guarded by a pimp who has also fallen in love with her, but John Grady, aided by his friend Billy Parham, is determined to get her away and marry her. The results are heroic but equally tragic.
John Grady Cole and Billy Parham work on Mac McGovern's ranch in Texas. While visiting a whore house, John Grady sees a beautiful girl working there, but does not sleep with her.
Billy Parham and Troy go out to visit another ranch run by Troy's brother Elton. They are considering working there instead of with Mac but decide not to.
John Grady goes back to the whorehouse, but the girl, whose name is Magdalena, is not there anymore. After searching all over town he finds... View more of the Cities of the Plain Summary
Cities of the Plain Lesson Plans contain 131 pages of teaching material, including: