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Group Road Project

Tricia, Rachel, Emma, Kelsey

Emma Tate

on 23 April 2010

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Transcript of Group Road Project

The Road Cormac McCarthy's Writing Style McCarthy did not use normal
punctuation in regards to the
dialogue and proper paragraph use. http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/Cormac-McCarthy-on-James-Joyce-and-Punctuation-Video Cormac McCarthy on the Power
of the Subconscious Cormac McCarthy thinks of his style of writing
as being able to take dictation from the
unconscious, or, dreams. http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/Cormac-McCarthy-on-the-Power-of-the-Subconscious-Video
Cormac also chooses the landscapes he knows
best to use in his stories. He uses deeply disturbed
characters and distinct descriptions, which captivates
the readers imagination. Although McCarthy doesn't use many words, he is able to trust his readers to fill in the parts of the stories that don't provide much depth in description. Example from The Road You think we're going to die, dont you? I dont know. We're not going to die. Okay. But you dont believe me. I dont know. Why do you think we're going to die? I dont know. This is a particular part from the book
where McCarthy uses very little words and
dialogue shared between the boy and the man.
Although there is not much to go by, McCarthy
makes it clear that the boy is feeling particular
emotions, even though the boy keeps repeating the
sentence, "I dont know". Another way that McCarthy captures the
attention of his readers is his choice of bigger
words. Example:
"Crouching there pale and naked in translucent, its alabaster bones cast up in shadow on the rocks behind it. Other Examples of McCarthy's style of writing: No Country For Old Men McCarthy uses the same punctuation style
in his novel "No Country For Old Men". Example: What's the problem, officer? he said. Sir would you mind stepping out of the vehicle? The man opened the door and stepped out. What's this about? he said. Unlike in The Road, he used punctuation marks, but he
still did not use quotation marks. Questions 1. Where are the little boy and his father heading? 2. What do the boy and the father use to carry their stuff around? a. The North b. The South c. The East d. The West a. a basket b. a back-pack c. a shopping cart d. a wagon 3. Why did McCarthy use such short responses during dialogues? a. He was lazy and didn't feel like writing long dialogues. b. He couldn't think of anything else to write about. c. He wanted to be the only writer to use this technique. d. He wanted to leave his readers to be able to use their imagination about what is going on. 4. Which victim did they choose to help? a. Ely the old man. b. the young boy. c. the lightening victim. d. the man from the truck. 5. Which other book of McCarthy's does he use the same style of dialogue? a. Outerbank b. No Country For Old Men c. The Sunset Limited d. Cities of the Plain 6. What did McCarthy compare his ideas to? a. from his friends and family b. from his childhood c. from his dreams d. from his reality and surroundings 7. Which places did he write about the most? a. the landscapes that he knows the best b. from the vacations he took c. from fictional fairytales d. from different movies 8. Why didn't the boy and the father help the
lightening victim? a. because he was an old friend and the father didn't like him b. because the little boy was scared of him c. because he was already being helped d. because they only had enough resources for themselves. 9. What was underneath the padlocked door that was on the floor in one of the houses that they found? a. a family of five b. food c. starving, trapped people begging for help d. animals that were trapped 10. What did McCarthy do to captivate his readers imagination? a. he used big words b. he used short dialgoues c. he used long, descriptive sentences d. he used simple words
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