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John Updikes Rabbit Run and A P are two works that deals with the same unifying themes They are two separate independent works and yet they both share the same centralizing main points Updikes unique ability to contort and disassemble the human mind is present in both novels He is able to depict human nature as a wild lust for passion in both stories he presents two main characters that suffer the same dilemma They are unable hold back their sexual temptations thus causing their lives to go into a chaotic state Because of this they leave their old lives to seek out refuge Both characters are cowards they both show signs of anxiety towards the societycommunity in which they live in They both have a mentality that women are inferior to men And in both works Updikes uses a specific naming designation to name his characters each name in both works have a certain meaning to themselves One character Harry Angstrom who is referred as Rabbit in Updikes Rabbit run is a coward Udpike names him as Rabbit because like a rabbit he is terrified at everything he sees he runs away from his problems instead of facing it like a normal man would Rabbit is unable to realize his role in his community and his household He is not satisfied with his dead-end job his present wife and his pre-born child And thus Rabbit runs away from his problems he runs in the arms of another women Although he does not love this woman he prefers her to his current life because she gives him a reason for running away Throughout the novel Rabbit demotes women to a class lower then he is He looks at them as if they were a piece of meat a sex object Rabbit refers to their physical attributes rather then their inner qualities He treats them as if there are objects for instance he easily
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