The Road

By Cormac McCarthy

Main Characters

The Man
The Boy
The Cannibals (four men and two women)

The Conflict

The boy and father are trying to get to the Coast, by surviving storms and cannibalism, in a world gone mad. This is the major conflict

When they got robbed, and when they had to escape the cannibals. This is the minor conflict

Plot Teaser

An unnamed father and his young son journey across a grim post-apocalyptic landscape, some years after a major unexplained even has destroyed civilization and most life on Earth. The land is filled with ash and devoid of living animals and vegetation. Many of the remaining human survivors have resorted to cannibalism.

Short Passage

"you won't take me with you" (171) It shows that the father cares for his son, and doesn't want him to be hurt.

Who Would Like This Book?

I think most people would like this book if you want a thrill ride and a little action this is the right book for you.


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