Post-Ambiguous Themes In The Road By Cormac Mccarthy

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Introduction “The Road” is a post-apocalyptic novel of a journey of a father and his young son over a period of several months, across a landscape blasted by not only an unspecified cataclysm, but also the wrath of mankind in which case has destroyed most of civilization. Written by Cormac McCarthy, he depicts a dystopian world that has lost sight of humanity and its future. With this idea, McCarthy uses his unique skills as a writer who has won the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction in 2008 to establish various ambiguous themes throughout the novel. Even though the fiction tale will never change, each reader interprets the novel differently. One reader could focus on the Good vs Evil theme of the book while another
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