1. In Part I, why does H.H. say it is his "destiny" to join in a great experience?
H.H. has doubts about the purpose of life because of the events during and after the World War. H.H. is initiated into the League and is instructed to join a group traveling east which he is sure will hold a special purpose for him. He hopes this purpose will provide him some definition to life and help him find the spiritual peace he is seeking.
2. In Part I, why does H.H. decide to try to write a description of his journey?
H,H. feels the journey he began with the League is of great importance and needs to be documented. H.H. believes it has a message in it that needs to be shared with the world, much like his friends memoirs of the World War. He is afraid the journey will be forgotten not only by him but by everyone if he does not successfully write a memoir about it.
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