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Existence is like a creature that hides and then reveals itself Existence is defined in Websters New World Dictionary as the state or fact of being This existence strives to reach truth which is located beyond space and time yet truth must be grasped by existence nevertheless This is accomplished through ritual which can bring about the capturing of the inconceivable Edward P Vargo stated that John Updike uses ritual to fulfill the great desire of capturing the past to make the present meaningful through connection with the past to overcome death and to grasp immortality Contemporary Vol 7 487 He combines the aspects and meaning of seemingly unimportant ritual along with mankinds desire for a relationship with God to form truth and value for the past present and future Updike uses his talents as a writer to bring together the conceivable and the inconceivable John Updike implements his philosophies and ideals in a way that brings together existence with meaning Updike is in the best sense of the word an intellectual novelist a novelist of paradox tension and complexity who as a college wit in the fifties learned that we are all symbols and inhabit symbols World 3752 Updike uses his beliefs to form stronger meanings in his writings John Updike has a strong faith in human intelligence He believes that people can use it to explore the universe He finds the world to be a place of intricate and marvelous patterns of meaning Contemporary Vol 5 449 With this faith he is able to bring things into focus that would not ordinarily be seen I describe things not because their muteness mocks our subjectivity but because they seem to be masks for God Contemporary Vol 7 486 Updike is able to see past the facade of normal ordinary life John Updike uses his insights in his writing to emphasize human feelings He suggests in his writings that
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