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In John Williams captivating novel Stoner he depicts the life of a simplistic ordinary man who peruses a college education at the University of Missouri While studying literature William Stoner finds meaning within in his life Growing up on a farm in the 19th century William Stoner is exposed to detachment early on in his life Before the novel even begins Williams includes a disclaimer that all events and characters are fictional detaching the novel from any real instance Through ought the novel Stoner attempts so deeply to attach to the people and instances that occur around him he wants to be able to feel love and experience happiness The novel goes though his life chronologically and as he gets older his attempts to attach to those around him are successful Consequently Stoner remains detached at the end of the novel this can be seen by his relationships and experiences with the main entities in his life his parents his wife Edith and his daughter Grace and his love affair KathrineDetachment being the main central theme through the novel contributes to the overall tone of desolation and withdrawal Early on in the plot it is conveyed that stoner grew up alone and without contact from other individual his age It was a lonely household of which he was an only child and it was bound together by the necessity of its toil 4 From an early age stoner was not exposed to other children or peers that he could make relationships with he was isolated and detached from society on the farm just himself and his parents Stoners relationship with his parents is the first instance of detachment from important people in his life that the readers see When Stoner breaks the news to his parents that he will be studying literature instead of his original plan of agriculture he feels himself distance from his parents even farther Stoner said He grieved for his
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