What does the road mean in "Easy Rider"? How was this conveyed to you as a viewer?
There is a physical road the men are traveling on to get to a destination and there is also a metaphorical road or path they are on to changing their lives so that they don’t have to conform to “normal” society ways of living their lives. Physically leaving down the road on a motorcycle was a way to escape the requirements that society has placed on them. The viewer watches two men that appear to be buying and selling drugs to set up their finance for their leaving. However, it’s not clear what they are trying to leave from except that along the physical road they travel on they come upon people and try to conform to their way of life. However they never want to stay and conform. Instead they continue down the physical and metaphorical road to find something. The movie ends with the men still moving down the physical road and being murdered which ends their path to change their lives.