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Unformatted text preview: A Prayer for Owen Meany Essay D iscuss the i dea developed by the autho r about the sign i f icance of our memory of the past. In John I rvings novel, A Prayer for Owen Meany , he discusses how vital our memories are, due to the fact that they determine our future, impression upon the people around us and impact ourselves more than we know. Owen has a colossal impact on Johnny, and the memories I rving chooses to share with us show us just how important friendship is to anyone. These recollections have also created John Wheelwright into the man we see in the novel, and without these memories, we would visualize John as a completely different character. Another idea I rving manages to create concerning reminiscences is that our past events determine our future ones. If we trace back into our memories, we can see that everything happens for a reason. A Prayer for Owen Meany has managed to illustrate to us what friendship really means, and it does this by sharing adolescent Johns memories with us. The entire novel is crammed full with flashbacks of his life, and about Owen in particular. With the recollections of the past we have special insight into how Johns mind worked, and we have the privilege of following John and Owen as they grow 1 up. The transition from childhood to adulthood really shows us the connotation of friendship between the two boys. They are best friends; they do everything together, friendship between the two boys....
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