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The Road By: Cormac McCarthy Brittani Reinhard The Road , by Cormac McCarthy, in the scheme of things is just a story of a father  and his son traveling southward on a road fighting for their survival. It has the ideas of  the difference between “good guys” and “bad guys.” McCarthy writes a novel that has  nothing more than just a simple story line. He does this very much, in my opinion, by  taking a step back with all the dialogue and the punctuation that can be used. McCarthy  also uses flash backs to try to encourage the fact that you really cannot hold on to the  past. He emphasizes abandonment and that you cannot trust anyone no matter, it’s a  fight for survival as McCarthy emphasizes in many different scenarios. McCarthy’s writing style is a big part of why this book is so good, in my opinion.  McCarthy’s lack of punctuation and simplicity in his dialogue really makes this book.  I  think when McCarthy chose not to use punctuation in his book it really made it more  luring to the reader. Although, for me, this was hard to pick up and understand the way  he never used punctuation with the dialogue, but in a way it really made the book  because it is just a simple story. It shouldn’t have been about the dialogue, it was more  about the story, and I think that was what he is trying to get across. Then with his lack of  punctuation, he also created a simplistic language. He used not only simple language,  Page 1
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The Road By: Cormac McCarthy Brittani Reinhard but simple syntax as well. For example, “In the morning they went on. Desolate country.  A boarhide nailed to a barndoor. Ratty. Wisp of a tail.”  (McCarthy, pg.17) McCarthy’s  language in this paragraph as you can see is simple and broken. It creates a tone of  darkness. I feel that when McCarthy uses a fragment style it enhances the story as a 
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