Unformatted text preview: begins after the ball he hits kills Tabitha Wheelwright and prompts him to believe that he is God's "instrument." Another theme is that of free will versus determination, between faith and doubt, which is found primarily in conversations between Owen (full of faith, unwavering in his beliefs that his destiny is predetermined) and Johnny (full of doubt and ambivalence, until Owen's death), and in the unfolding story of Owen's life and where it ultimately leads him....
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- Spring '11
- A Prayer for Owen Meany, Phillips Exeter Academy, John Irving, Owen Meany, A Son of the Circus