The Road

What is the importance of the broken language used in the book and its symbolic meaning to the characters, setting and events found in the book

I am looking for why the author uses the broken language and how it helps create a better understanding of the characters, setting, and the events in the book

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Cormac McCarthy strips down his language to the bare essentials of grammar to represent the emptiness of his setting. His narrative is often broken and stark to illustrate the broken world the man and boy must inhabit. This style of narrative is not for the amateur writer. McCarthy turns his narrative into prose by injecting his sparse language with emotion that is both subtle and electric at the same time. His "broken" prose turns into thoughts of the soul that transcend the communication found in more structured narratives.