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Regenerative Violence in Blood Meridian

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. – wmbrooks 5 years ago
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