1) Do you think the boy will succeed in reviving civilization?
Sunday, March 27, 2011
The Road by Cormac McCarthy is a story of a father and his son's journey over a post-apocalyptic world. The mom kills herself cause she does not want to get eaten. They are heading south to find warmer weather. The world has been ravaged by some unidentified disaster and most resources are gone. Some people have begun eating other humans as a source of food. At one point they find a dead baby roasting on a spit which is pretty messed up. The boy and his son reach the south but its not any better than the north. The dad eventually dies and leaves the son alone. The son is found by a man who takes him in and protects him. The father tells his son to carry on the light of civilization once he dies.