The Road By Cormac Mccarthy

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Melissa S. Meyer ENG 210 Essay #3 University of South Dakota November 26, 2016 The Road by Cormac McCarthy and its View of Parental Love and Hope in a Post-Apocalyptic World The boy 's father tells him "My job is to take care of you. I was appointed to do that by God. I will kill anyone who touches you. Do you understand?" (McCarthy The Road) this sends such a powerful message about instinct, hope, and paternal love. These words so passionately from the lips of the father perfectly describes Cormac McCarthy 's story of The Road and the power a father 's love surpasses his morals and beliefs. In this story it will tell a tale of love throughout a terrifying journey of a father and his boy to find something to cling on to. They face horrible tragedy and despair along their journey to the south through a dreary wasteland they must learn to call home, but hold tight to their beliefs to stay as civil as possible through such horrific times. This essay will discuss the relationship between the father and son and what they struggled through to wind up stronger together than ever before, despite the world they are traveling in. Also describing the parental love and the power it holds over a person in any situation and how it may make the father question his morals in order to protect the son. McCarthy 's style shows so much emotion and he displays his prose writings with such detail that they need little else to move you. He has a way in his novels that can be dripping with

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