The Road Theme Essay

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It isn’t a question that people pretend to know what they are doing a lot of the time. In other words, they “fake it ‘til they make it.” Not only is this a common occurrence in everyday life but it is also a common theme of The Road by Cormac McCarthy. The Father in The Road is the key example of faking it ‘til you make it by giving a false sense of hope to motivate and push his son to keep going, he taught his son to follow in his footsteps, and contradictory to how you would think the story would end, the father ends up dying so technically he did not make it but he got his son to “carry the torch.” In the Road by Cormac McCarthy, the father teaches the son to keep pushing forward. Throughout the book the kid was constantly asking to stop, not wanting to go explore certain areas that they were walking through, and thinking about his dreams. The kid’s father single handedly was responsible for the kid to keep pushing on. In order for the father to convince his kid to keep going, he had to give him the sense that he knew what he was doing, where in reality, the father was just as lost as the son was. The father kept persevering so his son could carry the torch and after failure and more failure, they were rewarded due to the father’s perseverance Darren hardy, a writer for successmagazine.com, writes on a true story of a man named Jimmy White who had been …show more content…
In other words, they “fake it ‘til they make it.” Not only is this a common occurrence in everyday life but it is also a common theme of The Road by Cormac McCarthy. The Father in The Road is the key example of faking it ‘til you make it by giving a false sense of hope to motivate and push his son to keep going, he taught his son to follow in his footsteps, and contradictory to how you would think the story would end, the father ends up dying so technically he did not make it but he got his son to “carry the

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