The Question and Answer section for The Road is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Talking kept the boy aware, awake, distracted, and engaged. They needed to keep moving, and bitter cold is known to put one to sleep when exposed too long.
They really didn't escape. The world has ended and they just walk. Are you referring to a specific incident?
The wife relates to the theme of futility and death, it is ironic that a mother would want to kill herself and her child: it goes against nature. Nature, however, is dead. The mother realizes that old emotions no longer apply in a world that is...