McCarthy envisions a post-apocalyptic world in which " murder was everywhere upon the land" and the earth would soon be " largely populated by men who would eat your children in front of your eyes". How difficult or easy is it to imagine McCarthy's nightmare vision actually happened? Do you think people would likey behave as they do innthe novel, under the same circumstances? Does it now seem that human civilzation is headed toward such an end?
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This question calls for your opinion and reflection. I cannot imagine living in a world like the one McCarthy depicts. I also believe that if our world experienced the type of disaster McCarthy envision, humanity would likely behave in much the manner he portrays. Hunger, lack of shelter, and decay would cause most people to do things they've never dreamed of in their bid to survive. Although, I'd like to think our civilization isn't heading in this direction, we cannot ignore the weapons of mass destruction in our world..... we also cannot ever rule out a natural disaster. I guess I'd have to say "never say never".