In this week of “No Podcast for Old Men”, we continue the discussion of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, this week taking a look at the literary lenses. The text features a journey of a Man and his young child trekking south in a frigid, desolate wasteland, inhabited only by the worst humanity has to offer. In this episode we focus on a new side character that was introduced and his significance. Lastly, we continue our journey on the discussion of presence/absence of God in The Road, the symbolism of fire, and much more on this episode.
As far as off screen deliberations, the group landed on Ely (the character in the book) being the “winner” of this meeting. We also went on to claim that the father is the loser for this meeting.