The Road
Cormac McCarthy

by

Jack Shields

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Page 1-Page 25

At the beginning of the novel, an unnamed man wakes up from a dream to check his son who was sleeping next to him. He is worried because there is a...

Page 26-Page 40

On their journey south, the two protagonists eventually notice that somewhere far away there are signs of fire. As soon as they got closer to the a...

Page 40-Page 64

After shooting the stranger, the father and son desperately search for their cart which they hid when they first heard the other survivors. They so...

Page 65-Page 84

The Fathers condition started to worsen every day. He is no longer able to carry his son through the cold snow and needs to stop frequently. During...

Page 85-Page 95

The father and son soon reach a small town with an advertising sign, on which someone has scrawled warnings for intruders. There they find another ...

Page 95-Page 114

A significant scene from this segment is the moment when the two meet a filthy, old man. In the beginning, they are precautious, taking everything ...

Page 115-Page 135

The pair reach a part of the road that is filled with dead bodies, all covered in ash. It is one of the scenes in which McCarthy describes the apoc...

Page 136-Page 150

While exploring the beach, they found a boat half destroyed in the water. After making sure that there are no other survivors around, the man swims...

Page 150-Page 177

Once the boy feels better they continue on the road in order to find a safe place, a community built by survivors like them. They don't know where ...

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