The Road

What has the father noticed about the boyʼs emotional growth from the previous year? Explain the boyʼs behaviour when presented with things left by the road.

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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 and understanding. The boy asks less questions of his father and seems less afraid of death or what their future may have in store for them.