Cormac Mccarthy The Road Depression

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Depression is not a rare or minor condition. In The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, an unnamed man and his son struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by weather and violence. Facing starvation, freezing weather, or attacks from other survivors, the father-son duo barely gets by each day. The man and his son both struggle with depression living in these times. The wife also suffers from depression prior to killing herself. McCarthy argues that depression stems from a lack of hope and ultimately leads to self-destruction. The man and his son know that their situation is very bleak. They know that they are constantly in danger. Also suffering from a disease, the man questions God, asking “Are you there? … Will I see you at last? Have

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