Cormac McCarthy’s The Road
Include textual evidence from the novel
here are some specific options:
How does the boy provide possible redemption and hopefulness for the future of humanity?
Some critics have expressed concern about the way women are portrayed in The Road. Do you agree or disagree with the argument that the novel portrays women poorly?
Why do you think Cormac McCarthy chose not to give the characters names?
Do you think the man is right about the world being made up of “good guys” and “bad guys”? Why or why not?
What does “carrying the fire” mean, and why is it important?
Choose a specific element of fiction to analyze
Choose your own topic