The Road - The Road is a novel consists with a lot of...

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The Road is a novel consists with a lot of contrary elements such as good and evil, darkness and fire, the strong and the weak, the humane and the inhumane. If the road is not full of darkness, dangers, starvation and murderers, we would not realize how precious the fire is, how valuable the remnant of humanity is. The author skillfully reveals the light to us through the relationship between the father and son, their courageous choices in absurd situations and their persistent journey to search for the meaning of life in such a morally vague and chaotic world. The author chooses not to name the characters obviously for good reasons. It is easier for him to switch the narrative style from third person to first person without any extra explanations. Besides that, names are unnecessary in the post- apocalyptic world. We name things, animals or people in order to build relationships with them, however, in the novel, people cannot trust each other anymore because anyone would be robbers or murderers. Relationships are extremely hard to build up; there are no
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2009 for the course ENGLISH 120 taught by Professor Woods during the Spring '08 term at Seattle University.

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