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    With so many dystopian novels and movies, not many address their beliefs, they mostly stick to how they survive. Cormac McCarthy, a great author, in 2006, published the book The Road. The Road is a novel placed in a post-apocalyptic world where cannibalism is common place. McCarthy gives us 2 characters in his book, an unnamed man and his son who consider themselves the good guys in this world. They continue their journey south through death in search of hope. In a world of ash and cannibalism,…

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    The Road by Cormac McCarthy is a story of a father and his son and their journey through the desolate wasteland of what we assume to be America. We follow their story in this extinct Earth of a land filled of grim outcomes, ashen landscapes, and the devoid of living animals and vegetation. The father and son are presented as the “good guys” who carry the fire. Most of their human encounters are survivors who have turned to cannibalism and scavengers who are only concerned with their…

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    Religion Without faith, life has no meaning. In The Road by Cormac McCarthy, Papa and the boy journey through a post-apocalyptic time where they seem to have no purpose, but they still carry the fire and keep going. Faith in God provides purpose and hope, even when all has been lost. A life without faith is a life without purpose. The man, “Knew only that only that the child was his warrant. He said: If he is not the word of God God never spoke” (McCarthy 5). The man sees the…

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    Is there ever a moment where the odds are stacked against someone so much, that they have the right to give up? Cormac McCarthy would say no. In his novel The Road, McCarthy tells the story of a man and his son slogging across the post-apocalyptic wasteland of the United States. In this ashen wasteland, morality is almost completely absent, with the man and the boy being some of the only characters the reader sees who have even an ounce of goodness within them. The others are murderers and…

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    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 for The Road, including the Pulitzer Prize and James Tait Black Memorial…

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    Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken,” is a descriptive poem about life and the struggles of choosing the path in life that will be best for the narrator. There are many times in life where decisions that are made will affect the rest of a person’s life. However, the narrator of this poem has reached a point in his life where he cannot go any farther without making a decision that will change the rest of his life. Throughout the poem Frost uses symbolism. A fork in the road that represents…

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    Water, one of the highest of holy rebirth references in existence. In The Road by Cormac McCarthy the two characters, the boy and the man, take a long journey, including a struggle of death versus life shown through the use of symbols to represent both sides of the struggle. One of the heaviest symbols in the novel is McCarthy's use of biblical references in many forms to portray feelings of hope and rebirth/resurrection, while also showing filth and irony in that of the water in the new yet…

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    and Men and Frost's 'The Road Not Taken' and 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening'. All of these texts explore journeys and different impacts of fear and regret which has lead the audience to consider that the destination and arrival doesn't, in fact, matter. Fear is a large part of journeys. A journey can be initiated by fear or have multiple problems and fearful consequences. Fear often accompanies journeys as a way to reinitiate and push forward a slow journey. 'The Road Not Taken' provides…

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    When considering the tone of “The Road Not Taken”, it can be said that, even though the narrator wonders what the other choice would have resulted in, he seems content with the original choice made. The tone of lines nine and 10, which are written “Though as for that the passing there/Had worn them really about the same,” (Frost, 2016), could further suggest that the narrator believes that both of his choice options were nearly compatible, leading to the realization that the right choice was…

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    The poem ‘The Road Not Taken’ written by Robert Frost describes a persona’s choice of journey. The persona is described as walking through a wood one morning, reaching a fork and contemplates which path to take out of the two diverged roads. The persona chooses the road “less travelled” and sets off on a holistic, life-changing journey. The poem is an extended metaphor about life. The character in the poem literally journeys through the “yellow woods” down one of the “two roads” but this journey…

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