The Road

Section 12 - pages 145-156 q 2

What does the boy do before eating? Why? To what other, traditional act is
this similar?

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The boy wants to thank whoever left behind all of this food, but he thinks he does not know how. “Yes you do. You know how to say thank you” (123). Finally, the boy offers a kind of prayer: “Dear people, thank you for all this food and stuff … We’re sorry that you didn’t get to eat it and we hope that you’re safe in heaven with God” (123). This is similar to the tradition of giving thanks before a meal.