The Road: Cormac McCarthy
The Road: Cormac McCarthy
The Man and Son are on a journey to the South so that they will be safe.
The Father has flashbacks of his Wife. Her death is still undermentioned.
Flashbacks of the Man fishing with his Uncle.
There are hints of what happens to the world. For instance there are burned bodies. In towns. SO maybe a nuclear bomb since the two Protagonists where masks, but then again maybe because there is so much ash.
Mom committed suicide
Father killed a roadagent to save his son
Father catches a thief and takes him supplies and clothes and leaves him there to die. Son convinces him to return the clothes at least
The boy and father see's a group eating a new born baby.
Father gets shot by arrow, but shoots the archer with a flare gun.
The Father dies.I don't know if it's because of lung cancer or his wound.
The boy is with his dead father for 3 days, and a man shows up and finds the boy and takes him in.
The boy says to the woman in the new group that it is easier for him to talk to his dad than God.
The world is described as "Grey"
The word "ashes" is used a lot
No, animals or grass fields
There seems to be a theme about death.
The Water is no longer blue.
It's cold outside
Trout in the streams of mountains.
The Woods were the boy was almost killed.
The Man & Boy
The Man is very protective over the boy.
The Son is a little off. Like he seems a bit morbid.
None of the characters have names, although the boy refers to his father as "Papa"
Father gives the boy all essentials first before helping himself. Like the coca cola.
Man worries of what the boy will see on the journey. For example " The things you want to remember you forget, and the things you want to forget you will remember"
Had a very powerful father and son dynamic
The Father would kill his kid rather than have him be captured and tortured
The father convinced the boy that they were the heroes but the boy was unsure after the father murdered the man.
When the father dies the boy keeps the fire. And there father and son relationship has been restored.
God was a symbol in this book, the father represented God the, son was Jesus.
The Father also see's his son as a gift from God.
The Road represents a journey
Ashes represent of what could've happen to the world.
Everything is gray which makes the world to seem much more null.
"The Fire" was a symbol of hope
South was a symbol of a new journey
Coca Cola is the symbol of the old world.
The thing about the Fire is that it can represent rebirth. Like a Phoenix rising from it's ashes, and in a way the boy is the phoenix in this scenario.
Like the Phoenix
Father and Son relationship
The author doesn't have any quotation marks
The dialogue is bit confusing, because of the lack of quotation marks.
The author doesn't really use punctuation marks
The text lacks capitalization
Didn't use correct punctuation to show that things from the old world didn't make it to the new world.
Doesn't give the protagonists names so it makes it easier for the reader to relate more to the book.
Was Only in Flashbacks
Didn't want to live in the new world