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    in a post-apocalyptic world and there are those who cannot. Women are those that cannot survive in a world of cruelty and danger unless heavily supported by men. In the novel The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, a father and son struggle to survive in the United States years after a mass extinction event. The two follow a road south in hopes of finding food and warmth, staying careful not to wander into the presence of other humans hoping to use their bodies as food. Throughout the journey, the father…

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    Commentary Outline - The Road Not Taken Introduction: The poem, The Road Not Taken, written by Robert Frost centers around the speaker who is Frost himself. It is an autobiographical poem that centers around a young man who is deciding his path in life and for his future, yet is indecisive as to which path to take. The speaker develops the theme of identity through decisions in life and conveys the message that the decisions chosen affect one’s future path and identity in life. Within this…

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    The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, disregards many standards put in place by other writers. None of the characters have proper names, dialogue is not put in quotes, and the characters are not complex. Complex means that the character goes through some sort of change. It’s a very common literary element. In this story there are two main characters and neither of them have an apparent change in personality throughout the book. The Road seems to have no complex characters whatsoever, and that’s a…

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    positive part of obstacles in our lives. The speaker is the Robert Frost, who is the poet of the poem On a Tree Fallen across the Road. Explain what the quote says in your own words The quote tells us that we cannot experience positive experiences such as success and learning without experiencing difficulties, such as a failure.…

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    Hope is a feeling of expectation or desire for a certain thing to happen. In The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, the Man and Boy are forced to rely on hope and persistency in order to survive in the apocalyptic world they’re living in. Throughout the novel, there are many symbols to represent hope; such as the bunker, the ocean, and the fire. Having hope can give one the ability to persevere through hardship. First, the bunker gives them hope to overcome starvation. Hunger was one major issue…

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    How does never differ to be from what never was? In Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, A man and his son struggle to survive in a post apocalyptic world that continually tests their morality. However, the contrasting perspectives between these characters illustrates how life experiences can affect a person’s level of compassion. The man’s divided life experiences, pre and post apocalypse, allows him to more fully grasp the degradation of society, which makes him much less compassionate towards…

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    In the book The Road by Cormac McCarthy one question seems to appear in just about everyone’s life. One of life and death. Some say yes, some say no, and some do not know. But, this question if it is worth living constantly pops up throughout the book. McCarthy first presents this question through the mother of the boy in a flashback. This is where she decides to kill herself after giving birth. This triggers the man to thus be questioning life in this new post-apocalyptic world. The man…

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    In the novel The Road, Cormac McCarthy shows that “the good guys. Keep trying. They don’t give up.” (McCarthy 137) As one of the good guys, the man has to teach the son to carry the fire so he can replenish the earth by turning the world from evil. If the man does not do this the son will not have anything to live for and will want to die with the man. The man and son have only a few pieces of hope keeping them going; without the son the man would have given up but in the hardest times they…

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    Progression of the Plot Through Conflict in The Road In Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, the pervasive and inescapable threats present within the protagonist’s environment establishes an external conflict – man versus nature – and further contributes to the overall plot of surviving the eradication of species and most civilization through emphasizing the loss of accustomed conveniences. The unnamed man and his son face various challenges; primarily starvation, retaining warmth, irregular weather,…

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    Mark Smith’s ‘The road to winter’ (released in 2016) Is a story of a boy (Finn) in a post-apocalyptic world, where a disease has taken over. ‘The road to winter’ is a story about survival, love, and fear. With good preparation comes power. Ramage made quick decisions when the disease hit and that’s why throughout the book he is in a position of power. When a disease hits, especially as lethal as the one in the book, the littlest amount goes very far. In the second chapter Rose is amazed by what…

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