Cormac Mccarthy is an american screen writer, novelist, and play he was born in Rhode Island on July 20, 1933. His original name was Charles but he renamed himself Cormac after the Irish king. Cormac was raised Roman Catholic.
1957 -59 He published two stories in university called “A Drowning Incident” and “Wake For Susan”. He won the Ingram-Merrill Award for showing the ability to create interesting new things in 1959 and 1960. Mccarthy won the “Pulitzer Prize” and the “James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction for The Road (2006). In 2010.
The Road is a 2006 novel by an american writer Cormac Mccarthy. It is a story of a trip a father and his son over a period of 7 months across a wide view of a nature scene/ wide area blasted by an unknown disaster that has destroyed most of the city/people and, in the in-between/helping years almost all life on Earth.”You have to carry the fire i don’t know how to. Yes you do. Is it real? The fire? Yes it is. Where is it? I don’t know where it is.
Yes you do. It’s inside of you. It was always there.
I can see it. Pg. 234. The fire that his father is talking about is everlasting hope and human toughness.
It’s extremely important that he doesn’t let the the fire die because him letting the fire die is basically saying that the little boy is giving up although there struggling to survive he continues to not give up. Instead of the boy letting the fire die he carries it with him throughout the whole book although his father is resorting to evil acts in some parts of the book. He stays positive and continues to see the good in the people that they have come across along their trip on the road. He believes that him and his father should help them instead of punishing or hurting them even if the other’s don’t care about whether they survive or not. The father’s way of seeing things/sensible view of what is and is not important is keeping his son safe and that’s exactly what he does even if he has to kill another human being he will do just that throughout the novel he remains suspicious and cautious of everyone that him and his son comes across. The Boy’s way of seeing things/sensible view of what is and is not important is to help other’s in need in the book he continues to display his faith and trust in others. The Boy and his father’s opinions/points of views are different because the father doesn’t trust anyone neither does he want to help anybody, But his son wants to help people even if his father doesn’t there all in the same boat so why not help them that’s what he thinks.
“You wanted to know what the bad guys looked like. Now you know. It may happen again. My job is to take care of you. I was selected to do that by god. I will kill anyone who touches you. Do you understand? Yes. He sat there cowled in the blanket.
After a while he looked up. Are we still the good guys? He said” Pg. 65 This conversation tells you of the man’s love for his son and also shows/tells about the son’s concern about his father’s actions. This happened after the father had shot and killed the person who threatened the boy with a knife at his throat. To the father his actions were innocent because he was saving his son’s life in which he believes was a job that was assigned to him by god.
No matter what his father thinks the boy was still worried without any concern about/ having nothing to do with why his father killed them. He then starts to think if they really are the good guys because murder isn’t carefully thought about/believed something that good guys would do, Although the father can see the boys concerns he just ignores it and continues to say that they are good. “He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the complete and total truth of the world. The cold unstoppable circling of the without a will after death.
Darkness impossible-to-calm. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe. And somewhere two hunted animals shaking with fear like ground foxes in their cover.
Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sadness it.” Pg. 110