Compose a 250 words essay on Write about the significance of the thief episode in The Road pp 254 261. Needs to be plagiarism free!
The father is furious, as the thief steals everything, even their shoes, which are essential in the world theyre living in. This act has pretty much sentenced them to die. However, the thing the father is most upset about is probably that he let down his guard and allowed this to happen, when he really should know better. He is not so much worried about his own life, as by this point he knows he is really sick and will die soon. He is just angry because the boy is now probably going to starve and die. The son, on the other hand, is more shocked than angry. He pleads with his father not to kill the thief when they do find him, and that is the only reason he is let go. This shows how much more innocent and essentially good he is than the father.
The father-son relationship that has until now been trusting and very honest becomes a little strained. Although the father says he wasnt planning on killing the thief, the boy does not really believe him. As he notes, by taking everything from him, including his clothes, they have basically killed him