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In the novel Deliverance by James Dickey the themes of man and his mind set are pondered upon many times The theme the passing of the torch seemed to stand out in my mind more and more as the novel concluded Throughout the novel three of the characters seemed to rely on the fourth character quite a bit the hero of the day Though towards the end of the novel their hero of the day had fallen out of the game as Lewis called it when they needed him most This situation proposed the scene for which the passing of the torch from the fallen hero to the newly risen soon-to be-hero took place Before the four men left on their camping trip Ed said I liked Lewis I could feel myself getting caught up again in his capricious and tenacious enthusiasms that had already taken me bow-hunting and varmint-calling with him and down into a small miserably cold cave where there was one dead crystalline frog Lewis was the only man I knew who could do with his life exactly what he wanted to This thought of Eds goes to show how much he followed and depended on Lewis Through this thought it seems as though the majority of the reason Ed ever did any camping or outdoor activities was because he had Lewis to back him up It also seemed that Ed was somewhat jealous of Lewis Ed was jealous because of Lewis ability to do whatever he wanted his willingness and ability to deal with the outdoors and Lewis body build Drew and Bobby also seemed to rely on Lewis quite a bit but not even as close to as much Ed did They were able to say no at first when the idea of the trip came up although later they were talked into it Whereas with Ed he found himself saying yes right from the get go
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