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An Analysis of the Person's Lifetime and the Life of John Wheelwright in the Novel A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving and the Life of Jake Barnes From the Novel The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
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During a persons lifetime that person may embark upon many different types of journeys In a piece of literature the journey motif is a distinctive idea or theme that is elaborated on The main character John Wheelwright from John Irvings A Prayer for Owen Meany and Jake Barnes from Earnest Hemingways The Sun Also Rises both encounter a journey through the mental physical and emotional events in their lives In these novels the main characters recall their memories from the past and tell a story based on the events in their history Firstly the novel A Prayer for Owen Meany tells the life of a boy named John Wheelwright He shares his life and opinions about the death of his mother when he was only eleven his best friend Owen Meany who helped him to believe in God and his family and friends that influenced the person that he became I am a Christian because of Owen MeanyIrving 1 In the novel The Sun Also Rises Jake Barnes tells a story about the special events the occurred in his life at the age of 39 He shares his thoughts on love with a woman named Brett Its a very funny and its a lot of fun too to be in love and a friendship with mainly three men who he travels to Spain with in the summer time In both novels each character shares in detail the events in their lives and their thoughts on their lifes events The physical journey relates to the body as distinguished from the mind and concerns with matter and energy Secondly the main character John tells all about his adventures with his best friend Owen Meany They played baseball went to Sunday school played in Johns attic in his Grandfathers closet searched through boys rooms at the Gravesend Academy and spent all their other childhood memories together John especially shared his stories about visiting his cousins My mother and
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