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Homer's Inner Conflict

Summary: In The Human Comedy, Homer's inner conflict is his struggle to attain both his own dream and that of his family. He is also caught in the illusion of the safe return of Marcus, an illusion shattered by news of Marcus' death.
"`All of a sudden,' he said, `I feel different-not like I ever felt before. Even when Papa died I didn't feel this way. In two days everything is changed. I'm lonely and I don't know what I'm lonely for.'" This quote was said when Homer was talking to his mother about the telegram he had to deliver to Mrs. Sandoval about her son dying in the war. In The Human Comedy, Homer struggles to achieve his dreams, as well as his family's dream. After Homer said how he felt after he delivered the telegram to Mrs. Sandoval, Mrs. Macauley explains that Homer is no longer a child. In the novel, Homer struggles to face reality because he is trapped in an illusion. Homer has and inner conflict within himself because he is caught in an illusion, he struggles to achieve his dreams, and because he struggles...

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