RARA-AVIS: THE ROAD, Mikers last comment about the boy as Christ figure.

From: Bludis Jack ( buildsnburns@yahoo.com)
Date: 24 Mar 2007


Now that you mention it, you may be right, but I sometimes get the feeling that writers don't plan those things, they just happen in context ... although the assignment of Ely as a name might have been worked out. I'm more inclined to believe its a Freudian move, actually unknown to the author.

I doubt that McCarthy chuckled about this thing. I get more the feeling that he was writing a tribute to a child or even to his own, no doubt now deceased, father ... They are the kinds of things I read into books and stories ... But I can be just as wrong as the next guy.


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