A Comparison of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” in Book and Film Format

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A Comparison of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” in Book and Film Format
Introduction
“The Road” by Cormac McCarthy is a book that describes what could happen to the world after total destruction of the earth. The story is essentially a story of survival between a father and his young son, who are traveling south in order to survive the desolation of earth with very little life left, including plants, animals and food sources. However, there are other people who also survived the tragedy and these people are a threat to both the father and son. The voyage to survival forms the basis of the story in both the book and the movie format. This paper will examine the story from the point of view of the book and the movie, and present a comparison of...
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Conclusion
“The Road” works as both a movie and a book, and the overall theme of survival, the close relationship between the man and they boy, as well as the man’s death and the boy’s being rescued by other “good guys” form the basis of the book. Both the book and the movie can be looked at on many levels - as environmental disaster, as a reminder of what is important in life and as a perspective to look at life to enjoy every moment. Both the book and the film, for these reasons, are equally as powerful, despite the bleak tone and horrible imagery in both.
Works Cited
McCarthy, Cormac. The Road, 2006. New York: Random House.
The Road. Dir. John Hillcoat. Perf. Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron. Dimension Films, 2009. DVD