The Road Cormac Mccarthy Character Analysis

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Ely, a character from the novel The Road, by Cormac McCarthy is a realist. He gives the appearance of an experienced aged man, however underneath that façade he’s hiding a man who’s struggling with his principles and emotions. He disguises himself with a fake name and is devoid of any emotion. He does this to save himself from humans and the dangers their emotions can bring. Living in the post-apocalyptic, Ely loses the desire for tomorrow and believes the future is nonexistent. Ely says, “People were always getting ready for tomorrow. I didn’t believe in that. Tomorrow wasn’t getting ready for them. It didn’t even know they were there.” (168) Ely expected no tomorrow, he considers each second as life threatening. What is the point of preparing
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