After seeing the true risks of even staying alive in this world, do you think it is worth it? What reason(s) do you think the man is choosing to stay alive? Do you think it’d be worth the risks to try and stay alive? Explain why or why not.
Explain how faith is a part of this story, give me two examples of faith in the man and two examples of faith in the boy. Explain each and how they relate to the book.
- Their lives and the trip are full of risks, but the man and the boy have to survive. Considering that he had lost other family members and the boy was the only living soul of the entire family, the man had to find a way to survive and spend some more time with the boy. The boy reminded him of his family and he was determined to live for him, and it is worth the risk.
- Considering that the world was full of evil and bad guys, the man had to survive to protect his son as well as showing him to survive in harsh condition, and it was worth. Knowing how to survive in a harsh and dangerous condition is a lesson that the man was willing to teach his son and it worth the risk (Lowes, 2016).
The faith that they are going to survive the harsh condition that surrounds them is what keeps the man and the boy to go on, and they are not willing to give up. The man has faith that they are not going to die, and at times he is forced to talk senses into the boy when the boy is afraid of dying. Moreover, he has faith in God and luck that they will be safe and they will find something to eat and drink. On the other hand, the boy follows the example of his father and thus, he has complete faith in him that he will do anything to protect him from the bad guys (Lowes, 2016). Additionally, the boy had faith that his papa was capable of finding and providing food and water that made them survive that long on the road.
Lowes, J. L. (2016). Road to xanadu: A study in the ways of the imagination. Place of publication not identified: Princeton Univ Press.