The Road

Section 14 pages 168-180 q 3

What does Ely mean when he says, "there is no god and we are his prophets."? (170)

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There are layers of meaning to this. Old Elie could mean that there is no God because there is so much suffering in the world and He (God) has done nothing about it. It could also allude to the idea that the boy is the only God the world has ever known and people should be his prophets.