Study Guide

No Country for Old Men Characters

By Cormac McCarthy

Llewelyn Moss

It's hard to tell who the main character in No Country for Old Men is. We've got three characters...

Anton Chigurh

In the first chapter, Sheriff Bell rambles on about how "somewhere out there is a true and living...

Sheriff Ed Tom Bell

If Chigurh is a bad guy, and Llewelyn Moss is a neutral guy, then Sheriff Bell is the good guy of...

Carla Jean Moss

Other than the fact that she makes and honest-to-goodness "[t]hat's what she said" (1.3.91) joke,...

The Hitchhiker

The unnamed hitchhiker is described as "kind of a skankylookin little old girl" (8.2.395). We...

Carson Wells

Wells is hired by one of the drug lords to recover the money Llewelyn stole. Unlike Chigurh,...

Other Law Enforcement

It's hard to tell the other law enforcement members apart. They're interchangeable. We don't even...

Paul the Cab Driver

Paul the cab driver is such a minor character, he shouldn't even deserve a mention. However, he...