The Road

Section 3 Page 18-33 q 2

Why does the man say that he doesnʼt trust good dreams?

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The father dreams of his dead wife, "out of a green and leafy canopy" (15), in stark contrast to the black and gray ashes which surround them in the daytime. He does not trust his dreams, believing that they are "the call of languor and of death" (15). But even when awake, he continues to think of his wife.