Analyze the extreme violence in Cormac McCarthy’s 1985 epic "Blood Meridian". Specifically, how does that violence inform a regenerative motif among the characters, the landscape, the reader? How could violent/destructive actions as a whole inform our understanding of the cyclical nature of destruction/creation?
"Death is the mother of beauty" – Wallace Stevens
It might also be helpful to look at how the main character, though often barely present in the narrative, lives vicariously through the violence of the men he follows. – wmbrooks8 years ago