The Road

Section 3 pages 18-33

Section 3 - pages 18-33
Vocabulary:​pipeclayed, peril, sconces, keel, frescoes, breakfront, effigies, ​bogfolk, discalced, firedrake, sectarian, deranged
1) What is the significance of dreams in this novel?
2) Why does the man say that he doesn"t trust good dreams?
3) What do we learn about the man"s past in this section?
4) Identify the #treat" the boy has in the ruins of the supermarket, and why it is significant.
5) Why do they go to the father"s childhood home?
6) What frightens the boy about the house?
7) How has the meaning of time changed for the boy and the man, because of the disaster?
8) “Can you do it? When the time comes? Can you?” (29) To what is the father referring? Why?
9) “That the boy was all that stood between him and death?” (29) What does this mean?
10) Why doesn"t McCarthy directly state the protagonists" location?
11) “Not all dying words are true and this blessing is no less real for being shorn of its ground.” (31) To which dying words to you think he is referring? Who or what is the blessing? How do you know?

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3) We learn that the father grew up on a farm and had sisters.

4) At an abandoned supermarket, the father finds a Coca Cola can, which he gives his son as a treat.