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Unformatted text preview: Brian Lau English 200 D Andrew McNair 5/29/07 Reading Response #18 After finishing “The Lathe of Heaven” by Ursula Le Guin, I have concluded on a new insight. There is a point that occurs every time when Haber and Orr are talking about controlling Orr’s dreams, Orr ends up saying something like, I cannot choose my dreams, I only follow. For some reason, his dreams as he has said, always justifies everything that happens. Like, it perfectly covers every track of changes that occur. In a way, I kind of see this as a person asking for something from God through prayer because God’s signs are like the dreams in this book. God’s actions cannot be comprehended. He works in mysterious ways and it’s like what we learned about Theodicy in “The Man Who Was Thursday.” Theodicy states that all good things that occur are part of God’s plan. And all bad things can somehow be attributed to be God’s divine plan and therefore, good and evil coexists. In “The Lathe of Heaven” George Orr brings divine plan and therefore, good and evil coexists....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGL 200 taught by Professor Anderson,donaldl during the Spring '08 term at University of Washington.
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