Monday, December 2, 2013

The Road: The Son

The son spends a lot of time learning about the new world and being shielded by his father. He learns a lot about human nature and how people act out of self-interest. The son also takes after his dad in many ways, most notably his aura of selflessness. The Father acts selfless towards the son so therefore the son emulates him and acts selfless towards other people. His world is different in the way that he inherently trusts other people while the father does not. The son only knows the people they've met on the road and therefore has little insight as to how people acted before the apocalypse. This could be a valid reason as to why he is more trusting than the father because the people they meet on the road are shells of civilized human beings and have all varied greatly in how much danger they present.

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