The Road

Section 3 pages 90-105 question 4

4) Why is it important for the father that his son keep talking? What is wrong with not talking? Explain what it means about the boy’s character.

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Talking reminds them both that they are still alive. Their world is rotting away. All they have left are the moments between them. Communicating, even at the most basic level, is reason enough to stay alive for the time being.