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The Road

The Road


by Cormac McCarthy

The Road: Symbols True or False

1. What are really beautiful? -> Swordfish
2. As far as images of existential abandonment, which takes the cake? -> Flarepistol (or flare gun)
3. What represents the extremes of violence, hunger, and abasement? -> Deer
4. When The Man comes down with a fever, he has some crazy dreams. He also recounts a near-visionary childhood memory of men burning what? -> Rats
5. What is a desolate, transient thing, full of danger (the "bloodcults")? -> Road