The Road | Study Guide

Cormac McCarthy

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Overview

Author

Cormac McCarthy

Year Published

2006

Type

Novel

Genre

Adventure, Science Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The Road uses a limited third-person point of view that often reveals the thoughts and feelings of the main character. Sometimes it is difficult to determine whether the narration reflects the man's thoughts or the musings of an outside narrator.

Tense

The Road is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The main characters of The Road spend most of the story traveling the roads of a postapocalyptic world. The road in the story can also be considered as a metaphor for the journey of life.

Summary

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