"Martin Luna is a monster", that's what people think about him when they look at the way he acts. However, the "monster" that people assume is not the real one. Someone says, "It's only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eyes" , and that statement is true when applied to Martin. Deep inside that monster is the little boy who is longing for a happy life. That little boy loves his family and his friends, and he always tries his best to protect them from the danger that is lurking at them.
In a time where the world has been destroyed by a catastrophe the man is overwhelmed by the pressures of the cruel new world. The novel shows the journey of a father and son and how the pair survives through the cunning unprotected world. In The Road, the man conquers the terror of the need to be resilient for his son while continuing to feel empathy towards him. To begin with, In the novel the father
He kept looking for his family and believed he could find them. When Uncle died, Salva was still determined to reach the refugee camp, and when he did he was still determined to find his family. Without Uncle, the group’s attitude changed, and they grumbled about him being too young and small, and nobody shared food with him, so he had to beg for scraps, which were given grudgingly. Under all of his sadness, Salva felt stronger and kept going. Third, in America, he was determined to help the people of South Sudan - “Salva worked for hours and days, which grew into weeks and months”, (pg 108).
“The Watsons Go to Birmingham” and “ Making Sarah Cry” both show the theme of courage. For example, the Watsons had courage to fight for their rights. In “Making Sarah Cry” the boy had courage to stand up to his “Friends” because he knew that what he was doing was wrong. Although they have a lot of reasons why are similar they show courage in very different ways like through their characters actions. They acted differently because in “ Making Sarah Cry” the boy was following his peers because he thought it was right, but he didn't understand why they did it, however in “ The Watsons Go to Birmingham” the Watsons weren’t gonna give up and they didn't care about the consequences ahead of them.
In the book “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy the two protagonists, a boy and his father, are set out in a post apocalyptic world where everything is trying to kill them from cannibals to people with nothing. Their main goal is to travel down a road south where the climate is better for living. On their journey they encounter many life threatening obstacles including starvation and “bad guys” that they must overcome to survive. The paternal bond between the father and son is what pushes them beyond what could have been possible and allowed them to make it along their journey. Throughout the novel the father's love for his son pushes him to protect him no matter the risks.
Morality coincides with choosing right from wrong. However, right and wrong is not so clear cut when your life is on the line. Similarly, in the post-apocalyptic setting of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, a man and his young son must decide to put forth morals or choose the route that benefits themselves the most. The latter is prevalent throughout the novel, as the man guides his son to survive and make decisions based on his best interests. The characters in the story The Road to put survival over morals, which is attributed to our basic instincts trumping morals in instances where our wellbeing is in danger.
It is Luke’s fatherly love for his daughter that leads to his dilemma between pursuing the truth of doing what is just and right and demonstrating his love for his daughter. "A Father's Story," by Andre Dubus shares that the love of a father toward his own daughter means that he will protect her even if the process calls for him to misplace a part of himself. To protect his daughter, the father is forced to undergo challenges, a battle between his mind and his values. In the story, Luke Ripley, the protagonist, drops his core principles and ethical values deliberately to protect his daughter. I believe that the central conflict in "A Father's story" is a betrayal of a friend's trust and personal values and ethics for the sake of love, because
The gentleness of these sounds emphasize the focus of the loving relationship between the father and the son, as the father is willing to make an ultimate sacrifice-- protecting his son, but at the same time being hit with all of the difficulties in life. As well as emphasizing that point, the letter “S” mimics the sound of rain falling, further intensifying the image and somber mood. However, in the latter stanzas, the sounds used are more harsh, such as the “d”, “g”, and “r” in “if we’re not willing to do what he’s doing/with one another”. The sounds emphasize the way the mood makes a sudden turn to the serious, connecting to the overall theme of being kind to others. Nye uses the harshness of those consonant sounds to draw a reader’s attention to the message of being kind, effectively conveying the seriousness the need for kindness is.
But contrary to that Elie did give his father water when he had dysentery and Elie gave into the demands of his father. Elie also tried his best to stay by his father’s side no matter what, even if it meant almost getting shot; He did this because Elie’s dad protected him during the marches by not letting him fall asleep in the snow, this was so he would not
Hope lingers in the extract in deciding their fate. A taunting and aghast tone drifts throughout the extract personifying, the ocean, mocking their chances of survival especially as their chances with fate start to become clear. Although, their chances of fate are mocked Crane does not provoke the dangers surrounding them and takes the men stranded in the ocean seriously and neither does make light of it. The sense of hope of survival derived in the opening lines of the extract when the captain states “there don’t seem to be any signs of life” on the shore. Cranes choice of the phrase “signs of life” is commonly referred to loss of life which suggests their course of fate is closer than
In the book THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy, we partake in a journey with a boy and his father, and the experiences they encounter throughout the book. We learn about the deteriorated planet they live on and the boy’s ever changing thoughts about his dad. Throughout the book, the boy questions his father 's judgement. McCarthy argues developing a sense of trust is key to survival in life threatening situations. Early in the book, the boy has little experience with the harsh outside world, he is trusting in everyone but his father knows best, and does what he can to protect him.
In conclusion, Ed Boone loved his son so much that words could not describe it. He didn’t mean to upset Christopher he was just trying to protect him, and to him if it meant lying to his son he took the chance cause one thing I learned about Ed Boone is that he would do anything for his son and everything that happened was because he was scared of losing Christopher and in the end he almost did. However he couldn 't let that happen, Ed was not going to let go years of becoming familiar with and taking care of Christopher and has started restoring his relationship with his
The power of expectations” (180). Even as his father clarifies he is probably a “yucker” because he does not want to play, Junior convinces himself otherwise by saying,“ it didn’t matter one way or the other, I guess. We were just a good team” (181). Junior proves that he is drawn to the motivation and support he lacks on the reservation which are essential to help him through his insecurities and self-doubts and as a consequence forms this dual identity that reflect
In the damaged world of an earth scorched and burned, a man and his son walk along a road. The Road by Cormac McCarthy highlights this father and son relationship and emphasizes a fundamental idea. Horrible and stressful situations strengthen human relationships. Intensely tragic events force people to spend an abundance of time together in order to find answers. True humanity shows when society bands together.
The Man takes care of The Boy to the absolute best of his ability, but a lack of supplies and ample medicine makes it difficult. The Man starts considering the possibility that The Boy will die and murmurs “I will do what I promised, he whispered. No matter what. I will not send you into the darkness alone.” (McCarthy 247-248). There are two ways this could be read.