Morality And Meaning In The Road By Cormac Mccarthy

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Morality and Meaning The Road “The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live” thats a quote by Ayn Ran I believe we all have moral standards. Morality describes the principles that govern our behavior. Without these principles in place, societies cannot survive for long. In today's world, morality is frequently thought of as belonging to a particular religious point of view, but by definition, we see that this is not the case. Everyone has a moral mind (perhaps compas?) of some kind. I feel that I have a strong sense of morality, and the past few novels i have read emphasized the value of morality through God, carelessness, money and revenge Son an into to The Road (not sure what this means?) In Cormac McCarthy’s chilling post-apocalyptic book the value of morality is portrayed through God. The ideas of morality are in the words of the Boy. The Boy has grown up in a world where civilization has disappeared, where the trees and animals are long gone and the world is getting colder. Where the good people (including his mother) have mostly committed suicide and the bad people kill and eat others to survive. A…show more content…
Jordan and Nick’s conversation about carelessness is also important in establishing the moral values of the novel. Nick initially criticises her for being a rotten driver and this conversation develops into a discussion of careless people. Ironically, Jordan says she hates careless people, even though she is one herself. The definition shifts to include people who are careless in relationships, perhaps not caring or loving. In Chapter 9, Jordan complains that Nick too was careless, which led to her suffering from his ill-treatment in the relationship. Jordan is essentially self-preoccupied, but Nick uses the term more broadly. He reflects that Daisy and Tom had no sense of social responsibility or respect for

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