Character Analysis: The Road By Cormac Mccarthy

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Cormac McCarthy’s The Road is a novel based on a post apocalyptic world. The Road tells a story of a father and a son who are part of the small number of survivors. We follow the father and the son's journey, on the state road to the south. On their journey the father and son struggle to survive, while also facing some obstacles. Those obstacle include the lack of food, water and shelter. In Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and Alfonso Cuaron's s Children of Men show that love can give you the strength and transform pain and suffering into a greater power. In Mr. McCarthy’s novel The Road, we see a father struggling to keep his son and himself alive. The man is will to go through any hardship to keep his son alive. In the novel the boy and his father are having a conversation:
“Can I ask you something?
Yes. Of course you can.
What would you do if I died?
If you died I would want to die too.
So you could be with me? Yes. So I could be with you.
Okay.” (Mccarthy 10-11)
The son and his father talk about what the father would do if his son were to die. The father tells his son that if he were to die he would die too. The man’s son is what motivates the man to keep on living. The love
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Kee (Claire-Hope Ashitey) is pregnant. To any other person this would be a normal thing but Kee is living in world where a baby hasn’t been born in about eighteen years. Within her, she is carrying what could be humanity’s last hope. Kee is young, full of positivity and life, living in a dark and hopeless world. She is bearing the future of the whole human race on her shoulders. When Kee’s child is born, she makes sure her child is always close to her. When Kee feels that she and her child are in danger she pulls her child close to her is protective manner. Like Kee any mother is willing to do anything to protect her child. The love a mother has for her child is one of the strongest and purest examples of
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