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    Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate on the mind on the present moment. In Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, a man and his son, who remain unnamed throughout the novel, are on a journey heading south after an unnamed catastrophe has struck the world. The conditions they face are unforgiving: rotting corpses, fires, abandoned towns and houses. The man and his son are among the few living creatures remaining on Earth who have not been driven to murder, rape, and cannibalism.

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    25 February 2014 Love and Sacrifice Cormac McCarthy’s novel, The Road, is set sometime in the future after a global disaster in which tells a story of a nameless boy and father who both travel along a highway that stretches to the East coast. This post-apocalyptic novel shows the exposes of terrifying events such as cannibalism, starvation, and not surviving portraying the powerful act of the man protecting his son from all the events in which depicts Cormac McCarthy’s powerful theme of one person

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    “Beauty and seduction, I believe, is nature's tool for survival, because we will protect what we fall in love with.” - Louie Schwartzberg. In the novel The Road by Cormac McCarthy, love between a father and son plays a key role in their survival. The father does everything in his power to make sure the son is safe and healthy, even if it means risking his own safety. This idea is greatly exemplified throughout the entire book, when the boy and father enter abandon homes in search of resources. Food

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    Death

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    “You cannot create experience, you must undergo it.” In the story The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy, the protagonist undergoes an experience in which he comes face to face with the inevitability of death. The piece is abundant with imagery, careful diction, and religious undertone. McCarthy employs these literary devices in order to convey the protagonist’s deep concern for a wounded wolf he encounters in the wilderness and his quiet sense of reverence, loss and even fear when confronted by the animal’s

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    The Road

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    you think McCarthy has chosen not to give his characters names? How do the generic labels of “the man” and “the boy” affect the way you /readers relate to them? While reading The Road, a novel written by Cormac McCarthy, I was jerked from the warmth, comfort, and safety of my home and thrown into a cold, dark, and desolate world, walking alongside “the man” and “the boy”. McCarthy composes his work so graphically that readers are drawn right into the story. I believe Cormac McCarthy wanted the

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    The Risks in The Road

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    Throughout The Road by Cormac McCarthy the father insists that the journey along the road is one he and his son must make alone, for trusting strangers is too risky when they have no way of knowing the good people from the bad. In my essay I will discuss if it is worth risking everything for a chance to make their lives better. I will determine this by examining the kinds of risks taken (and not taken) throughout the book, and by looking at what influenced the decision to take or not take those risks

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    towards this notion, because we love to play with the idea of an impending apocalypse and what comes after it. The world Cormac McCarthy wrote about is certainly the grimmest and most decayed place a person may live in, because of the absence of law managements and higher authorities which should guide or oppress the population, and the freedom humanity has at its hands. McCarthy wants to point out the reality that humans should be allowed to exercise their free will, but must not exaggerate, and develops

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    easier, they may also bring about more negative effects and a least pleasant outco The world Cormac McCarthy wrote about is certainly the grimmest and most decayed place a person may live in me for society, which has become addicted to technology. Mo... ... middle of paper ... ... put it in your mouth and point it up. Do it quick and hard. Do you understand? Stop crying. Do you understand?” (McCarthy, 2006:58). As uncomfortable as it may seem, the Father’s actions are justified because of the

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    The Fate of Luck

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    outstanding aspect in No Country For Old Men is the absence of as much punctuation as possible. McCarthy used very few apostrophes, quotation marks, or any other basic punctuation to provide a variety of effects. Her writing style is just like the setting of the book – stripped down the bare necessities, plain, and wide open. It also nearly forces you to reread many sentences to gather all the information McCarthy has subtly injected in every line. It is a very unique but appealing style, particularly for

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    The Road

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    In Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road “the man” and “the boy” refer to themselves as “the good guys” compared to “the bad guys”. While reading this book I was lead to believe that “the boy” is truly the only “good guy” left, because “the man” and every other character that I encountered in this book share some of the same qualities as “the bad guys”. The boy constantly begs his father to be sympathetic and charitable to the drifters that they encounter on the road, but the father usually refuses or

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