• Philosophy
  • Published 2010

God, Morality, and Meaning in Cormac McCarthy's The Road

  title={God, Morality, and Meaning in Cormac McCarthy's The Road},
  author={Erik J. Wielenberg},
ormac McCarthy’s novel The Road is, among other things, a meditation on morality, what makes human life meaningful, and the relationship between these things and God. While the novel is rife with religious imagery and ideas, it suggests a conception of morality and meaning that is secular in nature. In this paper I show that while the existence of God remains ambiguous throughout the novel, The Road contains both a clear moral code and a view about what makes life meaningful. I describe this… CONTINUE READING


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