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    The novel “Cry, the beloved country” is the story of two South African fathers who are searching for their sons. One of the main themes of the story is fear of loss. Alan Paton describes the characters and theme of fear and human experience by narrating the story through two different perspectives. In the novel starts with the search of the son eventually finding him in the custody and the father must admit the fact that his son will face death verdict. Everybody disappears in Johannesburg. The first chapter of the book states that all Stephan Kumalo’s relatives and his only son Absalom left to Johannesburg and never returned. He is afraid to open the letter because he is expecting the bad news from Johannesburg. As a father, he is cautious that something happened to his son. Stephan Kumalo goes through the series of disappointments as he finds out that his sister became a prostitute, his brother is dying out of cancer and as we mentioned his son left pregnant girlfriend and end up in jail. In a long search, he finds out that his son got a job in a factory and first he felt happiness then he finds his friends in the factory who says that his son Absalom was involved in the group that was caught in rebel and shootings. The fear grasps his soul. The father never expected his son to be involved in the illegal activities. He realized that he does not know his son. Later he finds out that his son shoot a white man and he suspects that he will be involved in the long process of…

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    Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road contains an excellent example of survival instincts in a destructive world and of how a person’s love can motivate someone to continue on the right path. Since the novel is dedicated to McCarthy’s son John Francis, some readers like Oprah Winfrey have stated that the novel is similar to a love story. The narrative describes a post-apocalyptic world where two main characters, the man and the boy, travel along the abandoned state roads to reach the South for better…

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    The Road by Cormac McCarthy is a story between the protagonists, a father and his son, versus a post-apocalyptic world. The father and son leave their house after the wife shoots herself and heads south, where it is warmer. Throughout their journey, they meet survivors whom the father does not trust and it shows. Some of the survivors are terrible people who eat other people or murder others and some are thieves who are forced to steal to survive such as the thief who tried to steal the cart…

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    Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road contains an excellent example of survival instincts in a destructive world and of how a person’s love can motivate someone to continue on the right path. Since the novel is dedicated to McCarthy’s son John Francis, some readers like Oprah Winfrey have stated that the novel is similar to a love story. The narrative describes a post-apocalyptic world where two main characters, the man and the boy, travel along the abandoned state roads to reach the South for better…

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    The Road, a post-apocalyptic novel by Cormac McCarthy, follows the journey of survival of the Man and the Boy in a burnt world covered in ash. To escape the incoming cold weather, they decide to head down south to the coast. With nothing but a pistol, a cart of supplies, and each other, they must cope with hunger, thirst, and the dangers of the land. Along the way, they experience close encounters with bands of cannibals who either will try to enslave or kill them. Throughout the novel, the son,…

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    A world without color, wildlife and structure sets the background for a heroic journey that wouldn´t be taken on by many. Cormac McCarthy’s The Road is a book about a Man and a Boy traveling south years after a worldwide event ending in the death of many people. They are challenged by many hardships including cannibals and starvation. McCarthy’s inspiration for The Road was a trip to El Paso, Texas with his son in 2003. He imagined a world 100 years in the future. McCarthy has won many awards…

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    I Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, two characters, the man and the boy, are living through a cataclysmic disaster that destroyed every normal way of life. They have to fight the cold and other human threats, while staying moral. The author uses a rift from home to illuminate that companionship is the key to life that the boy and the man experience through enrichments between characters and alienation of others. Companionship between the man and the boy enrich their lives through tough situations.…

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    The Road, written by Cormac McCarthy in 2006, is about the journey of a father and son through a post-apocalyptic world. The father and son, referred to as “Boy and Papa” in the book, have to find a way to navigate this new world and the people that come with it. McCarthy shows when in life or death situations people will become only focused on surviving. They often forget morals they have developed and become selfish and only concerned with themselves. Although Boy and and Papa do not eat…

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    Whilst Beasts of the Southern Wild and The Road examine humanity in a post-apocalyptic context, The Sense of an Ending deals with humanity in circumstances a little closer to home. Yet, all compositions have been able to explore the perception of humanity that became evident in the specific situation, thus showing the significance of context when examining perceptions of humanity. It would not be fair to compare these differing perceptions of our common humanity, without acknowledging the role…

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    Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven highlights the importance of art in a world that needs more than survival through connections of modern society to a fictional post-apocalyptic society. In addition, Mandel uses the post-apocalyptic genre convention of dystopian society to emphasize the importance of art for people in a chaotic world dealing with hardships. With the publication of this novel being significantly recent, Mandel tries to appeal to an audience living in a time that is dominated…

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