Monday, December 2, 2013

The Road: The Father

I believe that The Father is Cormac McCarthy. McCarthy grew up in a nice part of tennessee with all of his siblings. He married in college and then dropped out. He moved to an incredibly impoverished area and had a son. Cormac went from living comfortable to living in poverty. His wife soon left him just like the wife in The Road and the son only knew poverty his entire life. I believe that The Road is semi-autobiographical. The world of The Road is modeled after the world that McCarthy spent his post-college years in. The Father tries to make the world seem better for his son. He convinces his son that they are different from the rest of the survivors. All he wants is what's best for his son and he's willing to fabricate things about the world and sacrifice parts of himself for his son's well-being.

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