John Irving Essay | Destiny in "A Prayer for Owen Meany"

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Destiny in "A Prayer for Owen Meany"

Summary: In "A Prayer for Owen Meany," John Irving's theme is that our destinies are largely planned by God and that we individually fit into God's larger plan like puzzle pieces. Owen Meany is portrayed as symbolic of the Second Coming of Jesus.
Is it absurd to foster the idea that we are all pawns of a master plan - God's plan? In A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving asserts that our lives have a prearranged role to fill - one that fits into His intricate scheme. In this respect, we are mere puzzle-pieces, with God carving out our every feature, shaping our bodies and minds so that we fit perfectly into the greater picture of His plan. Thus, we do our part, filling in the empty spaces we are dictated to fill. Owen Meany is a particularly essential puzzle-piece, who affects the lives of others in a colossal way - something ordinary people have no ability to do. Throughout this book, Irving constantly uses foreshadowing to hint at events that Owen Meany ultimately cause. He also uses the concept of faith, fate, and predestination...

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