The Road-The son - A.Chen 1 Amelia Chen Ms. Tanier English...

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A.Chen 1 Amelia Chen Ms. Tanier English III Pd. 6 November 3, 2009 The Son The character, the son from McCarthy’s novel The Road travels with his father and grows each day in perception and courage. The son is born into the post-apocalyptic world. The son knows nothing about the world before the catastrophe. The son travels the road with his father and believes that he and his father are the "good guys" who carry the fire. In various encounters with other travelers on the road, the son continually displays his faith in humanity and his humbling trust in others. Despite their near brushes with brutal violence and death, the boy consistently pleads with his father to help others in need. The father is loath to approach other travelers on the road to offer them assistance, while the boy often wishes that his father would. As the novel progresses, the son’s willingness to help others come into conflict with the father because the son is raised with pre-disaster ethics and does not understand the danger of strangers. In the beginning of the novel, the son’s different morals lead to conflicts between him and his father. The sight of a scorched, shuffling man prompts the boy to ask what is wrong with him; the father simply replies that the man has been struck by lightning. The son wishes to stop
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2010 for the course ENG 3246 taught by Professor Tanier during the Spring '10 term at Asian Institute of Management.

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The Road-The son - A.Chen 1 Amelia Chen Ms. Tanier English...

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