The Road BookCheck 1.pdf - Lucelis Martinez The Infallible Ms.Le AP Literature period 2 January 22nd 2019 The Road \u200bMidway Annotation Check The Novel

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Lucelis Martinez The Infallible Ms.Le AP Literature period 2 January 22nd, 2019 The Road Midway Annotation Check The Novel: The Road Author: Cormac McCarthy Entry #1 “It might even be that there was more punishment than crime,” (McCarthy page 33). 285 words Before this observation, the story follows the story of a man and his son. We begin in medias res, so rather than being told to care for the characters, we care for them because we see everything in relation to them and how it affects them in the present moment. Events keep happening which make up the majority of the plot until we reach this first entry. After the entry there is a shift because the author’s voice comes through. Since the attitude of the writer comes through, the tone of the novel changes to inquisitive. The word “might” is not definitive, instead of answering a question, the word “might” shows a lack of assertion. All these elements lead to a question posed to the reader. The reader must decide the answer based off of what they have been told. The change in tone aids the theme because the theme is that love is a weapon that conquers the unknown. If there is more punishment than crime, people are being judged unfairly, being treated unfairly. Justice is supposed to be a universal consequence system that is unbiased and fair but if it’s not, what chance do the father and son in this story have of surviving? They have no idea what they are walking into because they cannot anticipate a justice system that kills the innocent as well as the guilty. They should not expect to survive a justice system that kills randomly but their love for each other keeps them going. Their love for each other is their motivation. The author’s purpose is to inspire hope in his readers through the unparalleled power of love . Love conquers all, even injustice. Entry #2 276 words “The small wad of burning paper drew down to a wisp of flame and then died out leaving a faint pattern for just a moment in the incandescence like the shape of a flower,a molten rose. Then all was dark again,” (McCarthy page 47).
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