The Road Cormac Mccarthy Character Analysis

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“Your greatest test is when you are able to bless someone else while you are going through your own storm” (unknown). As the boy is going down the road with his father, he starts to become a different person from his father. It’s because of the boy’s persistence in trying to help others that make him become his own person. In The Road by Cormac McCarthy characters are frequently changing how they act, but mainly the little boy.
It all starts when the boy sees a man on the side of the road and wants to help. The boy says, “What’s wrong with that man? Can’t we help him? Papa?” (50). The father tells him no because they don’t have enough food for him, and he would slow them down. But at this point, the boy just wants to help the man because he is hurt and alone and won’t make it by himself. They had walked away after they had discussed, but the boy was crying because they weren't able to help the
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Even though the thief had stolen everything the boy doesn’t care. The father does though he gets back everything they had including what the thief had with him. He had just left the man stranded with nothing and after the man threatening to kill him. But the boy doesn’t let his dad get away with it. He says, “Just help him papa. Just help him. He was just hungry, Papa. He’s going to die.” (259). Even, after all, the thief did to him he doesn’t care he just wants to help the man and give him his things back. Even though they weren’t able to find the man it was the thought from the boy which counts. This applies to my thesis because the boy is going out of his way to give this man his clothing back so he could survive on his own. Lastly he using the time they could be using to get to their destination to help this

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