Father Figure In The Road

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The role of a father portrays an important figure in any child’s life, whether they decide to take on the responsibility or leave their child behind. The actions of one's father can lead a child to many different roads in their own future. In the book, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, the father helps his son along a horrifying journey to make sure his son will always be safe. The presence of a father figure not only affects the child’s maturation process, but creates meaning to the work altogether with how the father treats his son by comforting him, trying to protect him, and the simple actions.
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