The novel ends with the boy welcomed into a new family in this new world that he must learn to inhabit.
The question of his future, and the future of humanity remains.
The boy talks with the woman about God, and he admits to the woman that it’s easier for him to talk to his father instead of to God.
How does the man die in the road?
In Cormac McCarthy’s novel (and subsequent film adaptation), the Father/Man is slowly dying throughout the whole story. He eventually degrades to a point where he’s coughing up large volumes of blood. He then (arguably) dies from exhaustion and/or some kind of respiratory failure.3 Jan 2017
Does the road have a happy ending?
The ending of the novel is surprisingly hopeful. After 200-odd pages of gore and wandering, and after The Man dies, leaving The Boy all alone, some kind souls take in The Boy. Throughout the whole book The Man and The Boy have been on the lookout for the “good guys” but they never seem to find them.
What happens in the book The Road?
The Road describes the journey south taken by a young boy and his father after an unnamed catastrophe has struck the world. The man and the boy, who also remain unnamed throughout the entire novel, travel through the rough terrain of the southeastern United States.26 Feb 2020
What does the road symbolize in the road?
As it makes up the title of the novel and its main setting, the road is the most important symbol of The Road. As a unifying place for travel, the road is a place of both transience and danger, and in the novel it comes to symbolize the human drive to keep moving and keep surviving, no matter the circumstances.11 Aug 2014