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Your Name: Jialin Jin Title: The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy How many times on AP test? Once
List four major conflicts (blank vs. blank) in the work and in your own words, provide a brief plot summary of the novel in five sentences or less.
Man and Boy vs. The harsh winter elements in the post-apocalypse US (Man v. Nature)
Man and Boy vs. Other mostly hostile survivors on the road (Man v. Man)
Man’s distrust of humanity vs. Boy’s compassion for humanity (Man v. Man)
Man’s vow to keep Boy alive vs. Man’s desire to spare Boy from suffering (Man v. Self)
Brief Summary: A man and his son struggles to survive in the post-apocalyptic US by scavenging near the roads to battle the cold and hunger while retaining their humanity. As winter approaches, the man and the boy decide to travel down south in hopes of a warmer environment in the East Coast. Although they succeed after enduring through multiple dangers - a hostile gang, cannibals, a thief, disease, starvation, and freezing – they realize the coast was just as barren and wasted as the rest of the country. In the end, the man dies from his worsening cough, while the boy joins another surviving family.
Write three different possible theme statements from the work. Put each in a …show more content…
As suggested by the chapter, McCarthy choice was probably deliberate, for his choice of season not only directly propels the protagonists into action through conflict, but also highlights the themes of the story through its associations with “cynicism” and “death.” Indeed, throughout their journey to beat winter, the protagonists faced multiple immoral adversaries that would make one lose faith in humanity. And in the end, the man dies from his worsening cough. Winter in The Road therefore both serves to emphasize the darkness of the post-apocalyptic world and foreshadow the
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David Laskin’s The Children’s Blizzard explains the devastating force of an intense blizzard, which caught several people unprepared, and it tells the tragic stories of these people. On January 12, 1888 a massive blizzard struck the center of North America, killing between 250 to 500 people and affecting thousands. There were many factors that made this blizzard exceptionally deadly. Many farmers and children who were outside were unprepared to deal with any cold conditions, “a day when children had raced to school with no coats or gloves and farmers were far from home doing chores they had put off during the long siege of cold” (Laskin 2).
Annotated Bibliography McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Print. The Road is set in a grim atmosphere.
In the novel, Cormac McCarthy presents an ashen place where a man and boy struggle to overcome a unknown tragedy, forcing themselves to go through thick and thin to survive. They endure harsh weather, decaying morals of mankind, and the greed to want to eat more than they should. There is very little food for it has been savagely ransacked after desolation struck, leaving people to starve and to resort to cannibalism. There are thieves who call themselves marauders , who take away what little food a scavenger has, forcing them to again resort to becoming a savage being. The world which has become “barren, silent, godless, ()” is no place for the man’s child to go through, but the man knows they have to “forever struggle through cold coagulate,
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Have you imagined how the post-apocalyptic world will look like and will you choose try hard to survive or to die? In the book, The Road, written by McCarthy, the sky is dark. It’s cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. Everything has gone, only except some human beings who try every way to survive even by hurting and killing people.
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Foster explains that almost all readers know that warmer months, most of the time, symbolize rebirth and happiness, while colder represent decay and sadness. This is true of the time frame of The Road, they are in an eternal winter because the disaster released so much ash that no sunlight could reach the earth’s surface. This makes their journey even harder because not they not only have to overcome fear and starvation, but also the cold. Towards the end of their journey, the monotony of their days and the coldness is emphasized to show that the man was getting sicker and closer towards death. McCarthy might have chosen a cold earth to make their trials seem more worse because the man and boy had to look for both food and supplies to keep them safe and warm.
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The struggle of man versus nature long has dwelt on the consciousness of humanity. Is man an equal to his environment? Can the elements be conquered, or only endured? We constantly find ourselves facing these questions along with a myriad of others that cause us to think, where do we fit? These questions, crying for a response, are debated, studied, and portrayed in both Jack London’s “
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