|Statement||Vasili I. Chuikov ; translated by Harold Silver.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||388|
The novel begins with the man and boy in the woods, the boy asleep, as the two of them are making their journey along the road. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world, date and place unnamed, though the reader can assume it's somewhere in what was the United States because the man tells the boy that they're walking the "state roads.". Another theme that emerges at the start of the novel is that of frames, or skeletal shapes. In the city and along the road, all that the father and boy see are the shapes (or remains) of the old world. They see the frames of cars, barns, and houses, and they see the physical remains of dried and decaying human bodies. First Paragraph: The whole book has been set in 3rd person The dad's initial protection over boy is displayed in first sentence The use of a simile including religious terms shows how these will be used later on There is a theme of darkness and never ending time as mentioned twice Style: continuous use of imagery, dark. The Road. Highways and interstates (and some minor roads) comprise the setting of this novel. (The characters do stop at a few houses, but these function as pauses in their journey.) The characters spend so much time on the road – and McCarthy describes the road so well – that it hovers over the novel as a major image.
The Beginning of Everything is the sort of novel that helps you waste hours on a road trip without upsetting you, which is nice when you're flying for six straight hours and not looking to be a sobbing mess. You'll probably only read it once or twice, but it's a cute story and the ending /5(). Front matter is the information that appears in the very beginning of a book. The front matter contains the nuts and bolts of the book’s publication—information such as title, author, publisher, ISBN, and Library of Congress data. The front matter pages usually aren’t visibly numbered. And with so many books to read, the competition between them is wast. Having that in mind, we've rounded up the first lines of some of the world's most famous books, and they stand as excellent examples of how a short sentence or two can set the tone for an entire story - and define its legacy for decades to come. There was a problem previewing this document. Connect more apps Try one of the apps below to open or edit this item. There was a problem loading more pages.
LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in The Road, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. A man and a boy sleep in the woods, the man comforted by the boy’s presence. Every night is pitch black and the days are gray and sunless. The man dreams about the boy leading him into a cave. Synopsis of 'The Road' A nameless man and his son trek to the coast in search of food, shelter, and some sign of life. Encounters with other humans are devastating affairs of cruelty, savagery, or despair. Even in a seemingly hopeless struggle for his son, the father notices moments that bring warmth. The idea for On the Road, Kerouac's second novel, was formed during the late s in a series of notebooks, and then typed out on a continuous reel of paper during three weeks in April It was published by Viking Press in Cited by: Romans 1 New International Version (NIV). 1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God — 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life  was a descendant of David, 4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power  by .