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The Road by Cormac Mccarthy; Freedom & Rebellion

A father and his son travel barren roads after an apocalypse.
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on 21 January 2013

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Transcript of The Road by Cormac Mccarthy; Freedom & Rebellion

Rebellion In a post apocalyptic world that's not worth living in, the father continues to push forward with his son. This in a sense is a form of rebellion, while everyone else has given up, he still has goals other than surviving. Freedom In a flashback we learn that the mother of the child and wife of the childs father kills herself, she was free to do it, whether the man agrees with it or not. (pg56-58) A description "nights dark beyond darkness and days more grey each one than what had gone before. Like the onset of some cold glaucoma dimming away the world." pg 3, paragraph 1 Rebellion The unnamed father and son walk the roads, barely surviving, but still hold onto there humanity, their still "good guy" selves , and that they "carry the fire" In closing A dying father carries his son to the coast because that was his goal. There was rebellion and freedom handled in different ways than expected. By holding onto their goals , their humanity, they manage their lives in ways humans would and not just people surviving. Introduction Father and son walking the roads of a post apocalyptic world. Freedom in The road The father is free to do what he wants,and if its needed he will kill those who try to harm him or his son. The Road
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