Comparing The Man And The Boy In Cormac Mccarthy's The Road

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In Cormac McCarthy’s The Road a man and his son travel in a post-apocalyptic world in search of nothing but survival. Throughout the story the two main characters are left nameless, so that you as the reader can use their traits to identify them. The man and the boy are almost complete opposites with their characteristics. For example, the man is numb to most of the gore in their world, while the boy can’t handle most of graphic scenes they’ve encountered. The boy could be defined as being mature beyond his years, having a sensitive soul, and a compassionate heart. Towards the beginning of the story the boy hasn’t accepted the norms of their world. This is because the man tries to shelter him from reality by telling him stories of the past

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