Money is one
of the tools of fate that the Coen brothers have used in the film. Most of the
events in the film revolve around money and influences the fates of different
characters. Moss who is a hunter and welder, leads a simple life with his wife
but all this changes when he discovers the money in one of his hunting
escapades. The money results to drastic changes in his life. A psychopathic killer
who is determined to get the money hunts him; he also separates from his wife
to protect her from the people after him. Wells also dies because of money.
Chigurh had gone out of control and had become unreliablethus, the owner of the
money hired Wellsto replace him and track the money. He is however, killed by
Chigurh when they meet. Money also determines the fates on Chigurh and Wells.
Chigurh receives payment to hunt down Moss and recover the money. Because of
the payout, he is ready to risk his life and he even kills his employers just
to retrieve the money and keep it to himself. Chigurh’s fate changes after he
finally recovers the money and flees with it.
drew a line between the rich and the poor. The rich due to their wealth
determined the fate of the poor such as Chigurh. Chigurh was a hit man meaning
that he made a living out of killing people. The rich people who hired him to
carry out the killings sealed his fate as a ruthless murderer. This makes him
kill almost anyone he comes across in his quest to recover the money from Moss.
After getting into an accident as he was fleeing, Chigurh paid off the witness
to remain silent and for a shirt he took from him. Because of the payout, the
man does not reveal what he saw to anyone and Chigurh gets to flee with the
In the film,
Chigurh is a tool of fate. Chigurh who is a psychopathic killer receives a job
offer to retrieve the money from Moss at all costs. During his hunt for Moss,
he determines the fate of several people by murdering them in cold blood. I.e.
he murders the Mexicans who were also hunting Moss for the money; he kills
Wells who was his replacement for the job. In the film, we also see Chigurh
tossing the coin to determine whether to kill the man in the gas station or
not. He also approaches Carla with the suggestion of the game however she
refuses to participate and tells him that she was aware that it was his choice
to either kill her or let her live.
The air gun
is another tool for fate in the film. In the film, Chigurh uses an air gun to
kill his victims. The air powered bolt gun is among the tools used in
slaughterhouses to kill the cattle quickly and effectively. Chigurh uses this
weapon to evade the cops since it leaves no evidence behind that could link the
crime to him. Chigurh had killed so many people and preferred this weapon as it
delivered quick deaths to the victims. He also used it to break into people’s
houses i.e. he used it to burst the locks at Moss’s hotel room and other
places. Chigurh was psychopathic and his use of this weapon proved that he did
not value human life at all The movie depicts the air gun as a tool that
decided the fate of many characters in the film especially Chigurh’s victims.
been widely used in the film by the writer as a tool of fate. In the beginning
of the movie when Moss was heading back to give the injured Mexican water, two
men in a truck pursued him. This interaction between moss and the men in truck
forced him to leave his home and send his wife away. The truck in this instance
was the first thing that determined Moss’s fate. In the film, Moss also
discovered a truck that contained heroin in the scene of the murders. Drug
dealers used the trucks to transport heroin from one location to another. The
Heroin in the trucks determined the fate of the people who Moss found dead at
the scene, after a drug deal had gone wrong .
placed in the bag containing the $ 2million was a tool for fate. This is
because it sealed the fate of anyone who stole the money as it made it easy for
the owner of the money to easily track and kill anyone who stole the money. After
the incident with the two men in the truck, the owner of the money hired
Chigurh to track Moss and recover the money. The tracker almost got Moss killed
twice as Chigurh tracked him to his hiding places. The tracker put Moss in
Chigurh’s radar and because of this; he was always on the run since his life
was in great danger.