The Road

Section 5 pages 49-60 question 7

Why didn't the women say good-bye to her son?

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She actually wanted to take the son with her and die with him but father would not let her. Saying goodbuy would have been much too painful for both the son and the mother. In the end, the boy did not need to be told what happened, he could feel it.

In the morning the boy said nothing at all....(he) looked back at their campsite and said: she's gone isn't she?"