The Road

Section 10 q 10

8) “Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it.” (130) What does this mean?

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Really, they should all be dead. All that remains of the gasping world are the remnants of human depravity and desperation. The man and the boy are living on borrowed time. Everything they do and experience is on time that has basically run out. They live on the fumes of a world that has died.