The Road Setting & Symbolism

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The Binoculars

The father often "glasses" towns to see if they are safe

The Cart

The push all their belonging around in a cart.

The Pistol

They own a pistol to warn off fellow travelers and also for the boy to kill himself.

The Tarp

Shelters them from the rain when they camp out.

The Road

Most of the time they make their way South down a road.

Shoes

Shoes become increasingly important the further they walk and the worse the weather becomes.

The Flare Gun

The father finds the flare gun in a boat.

The Refuge

By a garden shed they find an underground shelter with everything they could possibly need. They decide not to stay because the father thinks it is too visible from the outside.

The Father's House

The first house they visit is the father's house as a child

The Beach

They spend a...

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