Essay about The Road Is The Concept Of Survival Instinct Vs. Morality

1122 Words Mar 16th, 2015 5 Pages
In a world where weather conditions, food supply, shelter, threaten human survival what happens to morality? One of the most prevailing themes in the Road is the concept of survival Instinct vs. Morality. It is human nature for our natural instinct to be surviving so biologically speaking, it makes sense that all efforts would be geared towards surviving and that we, as the human race, would put our survival over moral. The belief that survival would override morale is shown throughout the novel during the adventure with the father and boy. The father and boy’s main journey in the book is to survive in hope of bringing back morality to the world as it once existed. All the way to the end of the father and son 's journey they are left “carrying the fire. The reason the father and son, “the good guys”, are triumphant in the end is shown by the choices they make throughout their journey, the fact they are “carrying the fire” to the end, and the boy finding allies. In the Road, the father and son face plenty of obstacles and encounters that test their loyalty to their morals, however they stay true to the beliefs they have made for themselves. In their world, many have resorted to cannibalism, but the center of the dad and son’s moral compass is not resorting to this for survival. However just because they have not resorted to cannibalism does not mean they have strong morals, but, the other actions they show their true belief and goodness. The father and sons encounter with who…

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