A Land Of Isolation Analysis

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A Land of Isolation Imagine waking one day into a colorless world filled with emptiness and isolation. This was the setting in which the man and the boy would have to endure through. The post-apocalyptic world was filled with dangerous humans, cannibals, and other beings who would cause harm to anyone who crossed in their paths. The father and son duo struggle to find a safe haven in a world of desolation, fire, and ash. The setting enhances the reality of a land of darkness, terror, and depression. The father and son attempt to make their way to warmer weather through a road filled with many dangerous people and cannibals. “On this road there are no godspoke men. They are gone and I am left and they have taken with them the world” (McCarthy 27). McCarthy fills the entire setting with a population of those who have abandoned their moral principles. Religious values have …show more content…

“The world shrinking down about a raw core of parsible entities. The names of things slowly following those things into oblivion. Colors. The names of birds. Things to eat. Finally the names of things one believed to be true. More fragile than he would have thought” (McCarthy 75). As a barren wasteland, the world also shrinks in knowledge and adversity. The world is no longer a place for unnecessary necessities for life, requiring only the ability to stay alive as the primary thoughts inside of the human mind. “He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe” (McCarthy 110). The world is bleak, abandoned; darkness is slowly overtaking all of the lands and waters. The apocalypse takes its toll on the world, slowly dwindling away at the rest of humanity’s survival. Motivation for life and morale is low or

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