The Road

Cormac McCarthy

Best Quotes from The Road 

Throughout ‘The Road,’ McCarthy engages with themes like family relationships, survival, and good/evil. These themes are portrayed through the suffering The Man and The Boy endure on the road. 

The Road Character List

Throughout ‘The Road,’ McCarthy crafts original and memorable characters. All of these are unnamed or do not share their real names. 

The Road Historical Context 

‘The Road’ is Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that is often cited as his most influential piece of writing. It was adapted into a 2009 film that spread its popularity to a wider audience.

The Road Plot Summary 

‘The Road’ by Cormac McCarthy is a harrowing novel of survival that follows two unnamed characters through the wastelands of what used to be the United States. 

The Road Review

‘The Road’ is often cited as McCarthy’s “most readable novel.” It is also one of his most popular. 

The Road Themes and Analysis

‘The Road’ by Cormac McCarthy follows two characters, The Man and The Boy, as they attempt to make it to the coast, traveling through a post-apocalyptic world. 

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