The Road

Section 3 Page 18-33 q 10

Why doesnʼt McCarthy directly state the protagonistsʼ location?

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Readers will infer that this wasteland was once the United States of America, a governmental system that presumably dissolved in the apocalyptic disaster. The man cannot explain to the boy why the states were dissolved, but the roads remain. He doesn't name the location because in reality locations no longer exist.


The Road