Monday, February 23, 2015

February 23

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24 comments:

  1. The Road is very interesting. It’s learning about survival, your strengths, weaknesses, and who you really are. It’s also about risking your life for your loved ones.

    Morgen Burkman

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  2. Cormac McCarthy is an extremely talented writer. The Road is an excellent example of his terrific efforts to create a wonderful book.

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  3. His book the road is a very inspirational book. It shows how to be strong and keep the fire going and never give up when it seems like we should

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  5. Cormac McCarthy is a great author of the book called The Road, many twist and turns, keeps the reader on the edge of their seat, and makes you want to continue to read.

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  6. "The Road" is about the Earth after an apocalyptic Fall Out. There is this father and his son, both are unnamed as they travel throughout the remains of their world. #FUBAR

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  7. The most mysterious, devastating, revolting, saddening, look on life. No one knows what to expect, think, or even do in this world #TheRoad

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  9. Cormac McCarthy's The Road, is an upright, thrilling and outstanding book about a man and his son fighting for their lives to run from evil.

    Dylan Widmann PD. 4
    Mr. Christensen

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  10. Cormac McCarthys Book “The Road” shows readers that keeping your morals and protecting what it is you love is the most important thing in life.

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  11. #Cormac McCarthy is any amazing writer’s
    # Best book.
    #Very smart and intelligent person.
    #has a huge incite on the world.
    #Book I will read to my kids.
    #dark and scary.
    #spooky.

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  12. Cormac McCarthy has wrote many books in his life and the road is one of them. This book teaches us that there are people out there desperate for food and shelter.
    Josh Bradley

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  13. #KallieFolk

    The Road is loving, mysterious, and angry look on life. You don't know what to expect or to do in the world they are living. #Son#Loving#Evil.

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  14. This book teaches reliability and also determination of you and your family you are with when times get tough and food gets very rare to come by.

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  15. #Cormac Mcarthys book is very inspiration, it shows this book shows a variety of how strong, and were your weakest fall outs are, in the end I believe the book tell you to be who you are.

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  16. Cormac McCarthys a great author and writer and one of his best books is The Road he writes very graphically.

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  17. Comac McCathy is a very talented book writer, and the road is a very interesting story, it shown people how to survive after the earth ends.

    Kevin B.

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  18. The road so far is exciting. The road shows passion. The book can be real or fake, its up to your have you put it. i mean put it into reality, could it happen?

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  19. Cormac McCarthy is a very well-known and respect author. The word choice that he uses keeps you wondering what is going to happen next.

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  20. Cormac McCarthy is a very talented with the imagery in the road. He also did a great job at showing how desperate the people are in post apocalyptic world. He is a great writer.

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  21. Jake Garner

    I dont have anything to offer anyone except my on confusion. A father and son against a torn, cannibalistic world. #ShoppingCart#FruitCocktail

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  22. The book is bloodculling, grisly, grotesque and tenebrous with the canabalism, but fastening and interlacing with the boy and dads relationship.

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  23. The man
    He believes he has been appointed by God to protect the boy, and he does so at all costs, even killing another human being in order to save his son. Unlike his son, the man remains deeply suspicious and even paranoid of other individuals and their intentions--perhaps understandably so. He is loath to approach other travelers on the road to offer them assistance, while the boy often wishes that he would. The man grows sicker throughout the novel, and his illness is manifested in his persistent cough and bloody spit. At the end of The Road, the man dies next to a stream in a clearing in the woods.
    The boy
    He knows nothing about the world before the catastrophe. He travels the road with his father and believes that he and his father are the "good guys" who carry the fire. In various encounters with other travelers on the road, the boy continually displays his faith in humanity and his humbling trust in others. Despite their near brushes with brutal violence and death, the boy consistently pleads with his father to help others in need. After his father's death, the boy is rescued by a family of people who assert that they are also the good guys.
    The burnt man
    The father and the son encounter a man on the road whose footsteps have left tracks in the road tar. The man has been struck by lightning and is heavily burnt. The boy wishes to stop and help the man, but his father refuses, insisting that they are unable to help him in any way. At last sight, the burnt man has collapsed on the road. This experience greatly upsets the boy, who does not talk to his father for a period of time due to their disagreement and the sad result.

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  24. The woman: She also goes unnamed throughout the novel. She leaves the man and boy when the boy is still very young.
    The bad man from the truck: When the bad man grabs the boy the boy’s father shoots him in the head.
    Ely: The old man that the man and boy come upon in the road.
    Roadagents: The roadagents and members of communes are the bad guys and they’re the ones who the man and boy fear. They rape, kill, and eat other humans.
    The man with the bow and arrow: He shoots the boy’s father with an arrow.
    The woman with the bow and arrow man: Who holds the man with the bow and arrow and curing the boy’s father for what he’s done.

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