To validate this claim of a ‘Quest for God’ one might point: “The clocks stopped at 1:17. A long shear of light and then a series of low concussions “(52). This could be referring to a bible verse of Revelations 1:17; if the readers know their bible verses well they will catch these subtle hints. In Revelations of the Bible: “When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the La...
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...Quest for God” within the pages of the novel. I trust McCarthy is trying to tell us to change our ways and live by the rubrics God gave us or face the consequences of our exploits. The author himself is querying if there is or is there not a God, therefore he sent the characters of this novel on a quest of their own. When the author himself is throwing out the query throughout the novel how can you not believe there is a search for God.
McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Print.
Frye, Steven. The Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy. South Carolina: U of South Carolina, 2009. Print.
Biblica Incorp. "Bible Gateway Passage: Revelation 1:17 - New International Version." Bible Gateway. Bible Gateway, 2011. Web. 10 May 2014.
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