The Road Characters

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The Father

The unnamed father is an inherently good man with a strong belief in God. He thinks that it is his duty to look after his son and will kill anyone that tries to take his son away. This is no more apparent than when another man puts a knife to his son's throat and his father shoots the man in the head. There is no doubting the father's love for his son, but sometimes this love serves as an excuse for the father's strange, paranoid behavior. This comes to a head when someone steals the cart loaded with food, and, though the thief returns the cart, the father, pointing his pistol, demands that the man takes off all his clothes. The Father tells his son he did not kill him, but in such cold weather, the son rightly replies "yes you did."

His paranoia is no doubt...

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