The Roadlesson outline: focus (genre, characterization, plot, structure, authorial devices, theme)
McCarthy approved themes from Oprah's book club: http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/Fiction-and-Scientific-Themes-in-The-Road-by-Cormac-McCarthy/1McCarthy approved themes: Five of Six that we will explore through class discussion. These are also the themes that you will use for your paper.
The End Of The World: Extinction And Reemergence Of Life
The Struggle For Survival: Conflict And Creativity
The Golden Rule: Selfishness And Altruism
Honesty And Deception In A Complex World
Conflict, Negotiation, And Shared Fate
McCarthy interview: http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/Oprahs-Exclusive-Interview-with-Cormac-McCarthy-VideoMake certain that you have finished reading The Road. Watching the movie is not reading the book.Perhaps following the following reading schedule and the novel study packet with vocabulary can help:Sections 1 and 2: pages 1-59Sections 3 and 4: pages 60-107Sections 5 and 6: pages 108-184Sections 7 and 8: pages 184-232Sections 9 and 10: pages 232-287, the end of the book