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Adventure, Science Fiction
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.
The Road is told in the past tense.
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.
This study guide for Cormac McCarthy's The Road offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.