Cormac McCarthy Writing Styles in All the Pretty Horses

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Point of View

All the Pretty Horses is told primarily in the first person, but the author expands the point of view of the story using a first person active voice for the current protagonist. Although expected that the point of view of this story of Cole to be his, additional insight into the main character and his state of mind are provided through interaction with Lacey Rawlins, Jimmy Blevins, Alejandra's aunt, the captain, Perez, and the judge in the border country. This point of view gets the reader involved with the story, its action, and its emotion. As the direction of the story changes and additional characters are introduced to affect and influence Cole, the reader is seeing the world of Cole as he lives it. This is a story of courage, loyalty, and friendship; of loving, living, and of dying. Speaking in the first person, the author...

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