The Road by Cormac McCarthy - Key notes (pages 1 - 4)

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Lexical field of darkness: "dark", "darkness", "looked toward the east for any light but there was none"

Monotone/Greyscale symbolism - "gray", "black"

Simile: "Like the onset of some cold glaucoma dimming away the world." - "Glaucoma" is a disease, with particular reference to blindness. The simile represents how the world is dying, not just the Father and Son.

"Like pilgrims in a fable swallowed up and lost among the inward parts of some granitic beast" - Reference to the man's dreams.

Incrementum: "Barren. Silent. Godless" - Incrementum is three points set apart that…


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