Analysis Of The Road Psychoanalytic Perspective : Cormac Mccarthy 's Novel ' The Road '

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Jason Fontillas Jim Hensley PIB LA 10 Paper Proposal The Road Psychoanalytic Perspective Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road, contains a plot with an underlying meaning beneath the words on the paper. In this post-apocalyptic world, there are many examples of motifs, symbols, and metaphors that can be picked apart and analyzed through a psychoanalytic perspective. It is based on the idea that the unconscious story does not directly express its moral ideas, and does so through subtle clues in the text. It is up to the reader to interpret certain areas of the book and find its true meaning. The plot of the novel follows a father (the protagonist), and his son while they struggle for survival after the end has come, leaving the world in ashes. McCarthy is able to express his talent for detailed imagery description in his writing. His words allow the reader to easily shape the world of the story and understand the raw material. But with a second look at the book, symbols such as fire, the boy-father relationship, and dreams reveal the conscious story. Of the many areas of analysis, a very detailed aspect in the story is the father character. The author displays his cleverness in writing when depicting the man in mysterious ways about his feelings and desires. The psychoanalytic perspective would ask the questions about his desire to survive and how it can be interpreted using his relationship with his son. In life, the father-son bond can be a powerful tool for motivation,

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