“Blurring the Lines: Reality, The Road, and the Importance of Fictional Storytelling.”
In a world steeped in modernist ideals and practicality, fictional storytelling is often undervalued or regarded with suspicion, a medium of little importance. Though fiction can seem endlessly confounding, the argument is whether the formational truths of fiction matter to us today. This project explores the place of fiction in our pursuit of reality and virtue through an examination of fiction’s origins in human imagination and impact on the self. Finally, the project examines an example offiction-at-work, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.