The Road

Section 1 pages 1-7

McCarthy has said in an interview that his four-year-old son John practically co-wrote the book: “I suppose it is a love story to my son.” Why do you think he said this? Predict the direction of the plot.​

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The plot's main focus is the man and his son, their relationship, their struggle to survive. As a father, McCormick would also be thinking ahead to what might happen, and as a father, his son's survival would supercede his own.


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