[percy-l] non-percy

RHONDA MCDONNELL rhonda_mcdonnell at msn.com
Wed Jun 20 16:02:15 EDT 2007

I, too, couldn't help but think of Percy when reading The Road. Somewhere, perhaps in the essay Rich mentions, he pictures the end of things, and speaks of the solitude of two people together, and the profound and triadic bond that will then exist between them. I found the language used between the man and boy to have that quality, as though even the most mundane words had been stripped free of their calcification and been turned into something new. 
The ending of the novel also seemed Percyan to me--the redemption and hope were so much like the endings of Moviegoer, LITR, and Second Coming. At once cryptic and certain, McCarthy confirms the presence of God and goodness in the face of a world gone mad.
--Rhonda "You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing."                                      Walker Percy

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