“Cormac McCarthy 's novel The Road stages the same problem of belief from the inside, but The Road is unique in locating the basis for meaning in the father 's love for his son, and even suggesting that this meaning transcends the father 's efforts to affirm and protect his son 's life.”. (Schaub) The man finds an unexplainable will to live and is constantly trying to keep himself and his son alive. He truly cares about his son and will do anything for him. The man’s love for his son has made him do things he could never imagine doing. Such as the time when they met with the blood cult member, the man used the last bullet in their gun to kill the cannibal cult member and escape from death.
Ultimately everyone lost hope. However, the man and boy still had hope, they both had each other and that was enough for them. Even though the man knew that his time was getting closer, he continued to fight and live for the boy who carried the last hope for humanity.
In his novel, The Road, author Cormac McCarthy illustrates the good and bad within the world. McCarthy supports this illustration through the use of imagery, symbolism, and connotative diction. McCarthy’s purpose is to explore the insight of a world that has been divided into distinct groups of good vs bad in order to elicit changes of behavior and morals in times of darkness. McCarthy uses a somber tone with his dystopian readers. McCarthy uses a strong amount of detailed imagery to easily represent and convey the mood and tones of the novel that he is intending to express to his readers.
Santiago was brave enough to accept the unavoidable thing like death or his mind was ready to face any struggle but he was a man who refused to accept defeat. He prove himself as a determined man through killing his opponent marlin. His destruction over his enemy and shark shows a bravery and heroic qualities in him. He is even willing to sacrifice his own life to bring the marline at shore which shows that his bravery is stronger than any other thing. People should be brave and courage to deal any kind of situation in our life.
He tells his son not to take any chances, because he takes a chance for him. This chance is successful because after he dies the veteran finds the boy asking about his father, suggesting that they were following them for awhile (McCarthy, 282). The father’s teaching have been imparted on the boy as he asks the man a series of questions to ensure he’s a good guy and carries the
As soon as the man emerged from the boat the boy “stood up in alarm,” because he did not realize it was actually the man, McCarthy included this to show the change in mental state of the man as a whole and towards the boy. (225) The boat scene compelled the man to realize that he will not last longer and needs to instill survival skills in the boy if he is to live after the man dies; entrusting the boy as a lookout is one measure he
Not necessarily, it takes common sense, and how you react to determine how the situation will end. In survival situations, people act out in different ways depending on how one grew up. Faced with threatening situations so may act out in the “fight or flight” mode and others may instantly freeze and tense up and don 't know how to comprehend what is going on. Survival is not selfish because it is considered a natural instinct, imperative to one 's life, and it helps to go on to and save peoples lives. To some, survival is considered a “natural instinct,” and it comes naturally to one, so when faced with a dangerous situation we often tend to go to refer to this.
The father’s wife had recently died, leaving him with the boy to take care of with the only mindset of keeping him alive, doing anything for their survival. This affected the father in a big way, leaving him with little hope and hardly any reason to stay alive, but the boy was “his warrant” (McCarthy 5) , his only reason for life. The boy starts out very scared and weak, always wanting to hide behind his father, knowing that one day he will die. The boy matures with every event that happens, and he maintains to have hope throughout most of them. “The man fell back instantly and lay with blood bubbling from the hole in his forehead.
The man does at time do some things that the boy doesn't like, and can look like he is turning out to become a bad guy, yet it is necessary steps to ensure their safety. In one part of the book after a encounter with a group of cannibals were the man has to shoot the cannibal to get away, the man tells the boy, ”[MAN] ‘You wanted to know what the bad guys looked like. Now you know. It may happen again. My jobs to take care of you I was appointed to do that by God.