No Country for Old Men - Chapter I Summary & Analysis

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No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy is a look at the changing times a sheriff faces towards the end of his career in law enforcement. Sheriff Ed Tom Bell investigates a massacre in the desert with obvious ties to heroin and Mexico. It is a sign of changing times that Bell is sorry to see, and has a difficult time relating to. It punches a large hole in what he had always seen as his responsibility - to keep his town and the people in it safe.

Chigurh is cuffed and standing in the corner of the office while the deputy reports to the Sheriff. It will be the last report he makes. As soon as he is off the phone, Chigurh uses a move that he practiced often to slip the cuffs in front of him and wrap them around the deputy's...

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