The Fire In The Road

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Throughout the entire novel, “carrying the fire” has been a significant term that is used by the man and the boy. The importance of carrying the fire is referred to as the ‘good guys’, as the man and the boy encounter few people in the novel. However, the boy finds it hard to determine whether they are the good guys who carry the fire or the bad guys. Which is why the man shows his son how to carry the fire with him. Later on, when the father dies, it is up to the boy to continue carrying the fire without the help of his father. The ‘fire’ is a highly crucial symbol in The Road as it symbolizes humanity and hope. Near the bitter momentous part of the novel, where the man is slowly approaching his death, he tells the boy, “it’s inside

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