The meaning of The Road is enriched in McCarthy's
unconventional writing. By omitting the use of apostrophes and quotation marks, McCarthy
reflects the post-apocalyptic world where grammar rules are forgotten. McCarthy's
frequent use of fragments such as "Barren, silent, godless" (are these fragments part of a fragmented sentence? or are these examples? lowercase the "b" in barren?)
does not only manifest his spare writing style, but also his intention to provoke reader to read beyond the surface of the text.
itself symbolizes the seemingly endless journey of the man and the boy. To the man, survival is meaningless and impossible without the boy. Because of the boy, the man strives to find hope
to carry on
in carrying on in
the bleak and dying world. Through the portrayal of the man's dedication to protect the boy, McCarthy exemplifies that even in the cruelty of the post-apocalyptic world, the altruism of fatherhood will still exist.
In the book, the man's love for the boy is emotionally shattering. Whenever I read the scenes of the man protecting the boy, my mind automatically reminisces my time with my father: It was six in the morning and the sky was dark. Thick drops of rain poured down from the sky and flooded the road. Though we had two raincoats, one was dilapidated. My father dressed me in the new raincoat and he wore the old one. On the road, as he was driving me
in a on his
motorcycle, rain slipped through the creaks of the raincoat and made him shiver. When we arrived at the school, he walked me to the classroom while his clothes were dripping chains of water droplets.
The last part seems a bit disconnected and does not really conclude. Also, the paragraphs don't necessarily match up well with each other. I think it would be a good idea too to add in the author's full name, Cormac McCarthy. In MLA format, the title of a book is italicized, so I believe it would be best do so. Half of this essay sounds like an analysis paper or a book report, not a college admissions essay - try to make it even more personal, if possible.