The Road By Cormac Mccarthy Essay

2120 Words Dec 8th, 2016 9 Pages
Living in a post apocalyptic time period wreck one 's life, particularly, when one is stripped of the most essential necessities. Such a scenario enormously influences the way an individual behaves, as well as the ability of an individual to differentiate right from wrong. However, goodness, companionship, faith, a moral sense and hope of surviving, can help one, to a certain extent, to overcome hardship. Goodness preserves the morals and humanity in a society that seem lost. Companionship gives one love and support to survive for the other person in difficult times, whereas faith is the driving force that keeps one going in a world that lacks purpose. With the companionship and faith, the will to survive increases. The novel, "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy, revolves around the life of a man and his son, a young boy, as they journey through a post-apocalyptic world that is withering slowly. "The Road" contain reoccurring themes of good versus evil, companionship, faith, hope, hunger for survival as well as shows how each influences one 's ethical standards in a world where civilization has nearly reached the point of extinction. In the novel, during the journey down the road, the more the father and son overcome numerous obstacles to survive, the more hope thrives in them showing that even in the most difficult and hard time, having hope helps them get closer to finding the light at the end of the tunnel and not being consumed by the darkness.
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