The Road

Section 15 pages 180-195 q 7

The father tries to prevent the boy from seeing the dead in the highway, but it appears not to bother him. Do you think this is true? Why?

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I think that by the end of the novel, the boy is so used to seeing death and misery that he does not react to it. On another level, the boy has taken on the serene emotions of a Christ-figure. He no longer is shocked by human depravity-he only shows mercy.