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Motivation In The Road By Cormac Mccarthy

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“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all” - Dale Carnegie. In The Road by Cormac McCarthy, the father continues through a multitude of intense situations along with his son, because of his desire and need to survive for his son in a post apocalyptic world.In order for one to survive, a person must be able to have and never relinquish the vigor and hope to withstand daily negative situations and to truly connect and create relationships with other humans.
Within humanity people tend to motivate themselves by the effect it will have on themselves or the people that they genuinely care for. In the novel, The Road by Cormac McCarthy the man and boy
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In his last moments on earth, the dad realizes his time is running out and even though he wanted his son to die with him and escape the brutality of this post apocalyptic world, it would no longer be plausible or realistic. He then gives his son what he believes to be the next most important information he could ever know which happens to be motivation to keep moving forward. You have to carry the fire.I don't know how to. Yes you do.Is it real? The fire? Yes it is. Where is it? I don’t know where it is. Yes you do. It's inside you. It was always there. I can see it." (McCarthy 405). The man wants to remind his son that the “fire” that symbolizes hope, determination, and fight to survive resides within him and is very much present. The dad's goal was to in a sense “pass the torch” and hope that with all the lessons and teachings he left his son with, he would ultimately become a better human being within the environment he was born into. Throughout the novel The Road and within many people's lives, they are challenged daily by many different situations. NEED TO ADD ABOUT 2 SENTENCES RIGHT
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