ive been reading the road by cormac mccarthy and i need a thesis for my essay and so i decided to use the theme humanity since its pretty important but then i dont know how to write it to make 3 different arguments on how humanity has affected the people in the post-apocalyptic world, can someone help me?
Some characters to include in your study of those trying to maintain their humanity are the man and his boy. Another is the stranger who helps the boy survive after the man succumbs to illness. The man loses his own life by unsparingly exercising his humanity to give of himself to help his boy while the boy conquers his fears and strengthens into manly humanity. Then the stranger confirms the continuation of the humanity of the species through his kindness to the boy.
I suggest choosing specific examples of people who have or have not lost their humanity. For instance, the traveling cannibals have clearly lost theirs. They have been adversely affected by the lack of civilization to the point where they are scarcely human.