Part 6:

            With my last post, I would like to discuss the ending of The Road and my final thoughts. I want to begin by backtracking a little to when the man and the boy came upon the last house mentioned in the book (203-204). They begin to look through the house for other people in…

Part 5b:

            I am finally about two-thirds through the book. I want to get through this book because of how dark and twisted Cormac McCarthy’s writing is. In the book, a few days have passed from my last post, and the man and the boy are getting tired. However, they do not want to stop due…

Part 5a:

            Although my last post contained a positive event in the book, that won’t be the case for this post. When reading, I came upon some kind events and some extremely harsh events that are so bad that I do not see why Cormac McCarthy could write it.             I want to begin by talking…

Part 4b:

After the man returns with apples and water, the boy began to ask questions about the bad guys. “They’re going to kill those people…They’re going to eat them…And we couldnt help them because then they’d eat us too” (127). I think back and realize the mother shot herself because she did not want to be…

Part 4a:

Throughout the first half of the book, the man and boy are traveling this road. They have come upon times where people have gotten close or seen them, which cause them to panic and take off running. However, there has yet to be a time like this though. When running from a man that passed…

Part 3b:

            I am going to start off today’s post by picking up where I left off last post. In the middle of the night, the man woke up to loud noises: “It’s the trees. They’re falling down” (97). McCarthy describes the noises as “the whump of the falling trees and the low boom of the…

Part 3a:

            In today’s post, I am going to be talking about one of the next scenes in The Road. We are finally introduced to another person about a quarter of the way through the book. I feel his part is very significant to the man and son’s traveling experience. Also, I believe the events that…