the road - Title: The Road Author: Cormac McCarthy...

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Title: The Road Author: Cormac McCarthy Copyright: 2006 byM-71, Ltd. Genre: Fiction Number of Pages: 287 pages Word Count: 58,714 Plot and Structure (choose one) 1. Who is the protagonist of the novel? What are the conflicts? Are they physical, intellectual, moral, or emotional? Is the main conflict between sharply differentiated good and evil, or is it more subtle and complex? The boy’s growth and development seemed to emphasize him as the protagonist all throughout the book. His development was not all simple, he had to mature as a civilized human in a world were society had banished, and humans had turned to cannibalism. The fact that they were hiding from death and danger, made their physical struggles immense. He was too young too help his father, and he was most definitely struggling to survive against the obscure and dirty atmosphere. He was not only affected physically but mentally as well since he has to realize that he can’t underestimate the world he lives in. The story does have evil and good forces fighting against each other yet such struggles aren’t placed for entertainment but to bring about a universal truth. The boy was a symbol of hope as he said he carried the fire, stressing the fact that humans seek for a meaning to live in a world that does not promise anything in return. Characterization (choose one) 2. Are any of the characters a developing character? If so, is the change a large or a small one? Is it a plausible change for such a person? Is it sufficiently motivated?
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2009 for the course ENGLISH 12345 taught by Professor Handley during the Spring '09 term at Saddleback.

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