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AP open essay prep

Who is the author of The Road? Cormac McCarhty
In what year was The Road published? 2006
Describe the boy in The Road. Scrawny, scared, wanted to help people when they came across them.
Describe the man in The Road. Survivor, smart, possibly used to be a doctor, didn't want to help other people.
Who was Eli in The Road? An old man that the boy helped by feeding him. His real name is not Eli.
What drink had the boy never had before? A coke.
What happens to the boy at the end of the book? He goes with a family that he doesn't know.
How many bullets are in the man's gun? 2.
What does the man lose that is vital to their survival? His lighter.
What is the theme of The Road? Survival.
Where are the man and the boy trying to get to? The coast.
What happens to the man and the boys belingings when they are on the coast? Another man steals them.
Describe the setting of The Road. Desolate, ash covered, grey, dark, cold, quiet.
What is the main conflict? Trying to survive.
What is the tone of The Road? Monotone.
What is McCarthy's style? Detatched.
How does the man die? He gets shot with an arrow which creates a bad wound which starts to make him weak and sick until he eventually dies.
Who are the "good" people and who are the "bad" people? The bad people are the ones who don't hurt/eat other people, like the men in the truck and the people who live in the house that have a cellar full of people. The good people are the people who don't harm/eat other people, like the man, the boy, & Eli.
What did the man and the boy mean by "carrying the fire"? That they had this fire inside them to keep fighting for survival.
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