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THE THEME OF ISOLATION IN `THE ROAD'

HOW IS ISOLATION PORTRAYED WITHIN THE NOVEL/ WHY MCCARTHY DOES THIS?


SYMBOLISM: Isolation is portrayed with symbolic imagery, the most important being the
Flare Pistol. The flare pistol `...broke somewhere out over the water in a clouded light
and hung there', so we…

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THE THEME OF ISOLATION IN `THE ROAD'

`Will you tell him goodbye? (The Man) No. I will not.' (The Woman) ­ This emphasises
how things and emotions are disappearing without even a goodbye, and is strong in
showing isolation because The Boy's mother has just left him and his father…

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Dla2lag

A detailed look at isolation in the poem that thoroughly explores the theme; consider how this theme could be linked to other themes in the poem.

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