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The classic archetypal hero Odysseus travels through many uncertainperils until he reaches the end of his quest where he unveils somethingnew about himself and his world around him In Toni Morrisons novellaHome the protagonist Frank Money travels back to his hometown ofLotus Georgia to recuperate from a tough past from the war and hischildhood that still haunts him today In the beginning Frank sets outon his adventure seeking only a place to rest and collect his thoughtshowever he ends up finding the unexpected a true home where he feelssafe and loved by his community in LotusAs Frank begins his quest his only thought is to find a place to sleepfor the night Franks tough past comes back to him and brings him to apoint of depression and insanity Frank is miserable because he cannotshake his thoughts One memory that comes back to Frank is the memory ofhis friends that he lost in the Korean War one being Mike Durham Thethought of Mike still pops into Franks head constantly Frank evenexplains that If he heard a joke Mike would love he would turn hishead to tell it to him-then a nanosecond of embarrassment beforerealizing he wasnt there Morrison 101 This quote portrays thatMike was a very special close and important friend to Frank The ideaof not having Mike around in Franks life has yet to hit him and Frankfeels as if Mikes presence is almost still around in his life Anothermemory that Frank constantly refers to is the Korean girl At one pointFrank admits to the readers I shot the Korean girl in her faceAchild A wee little girl I didnt think I didnt have to 133Frank knows that what he did was wrong and the guilts gets to himFranks knows that he did not think through the consequences of shootingthe little girl and at that time he did not want to and now he regretsitEven though Frank does not expect it he discovers a true
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