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A Prayer for Owen Meany - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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While practicing “The Shot,” Owen reveals his intention behind removing the armadillo’s claws. Surprised by Owen’s admission, John drops Owen mid-shot. John thinks Owen is crazy for believing he is God’s instrument. The two continue to argue about it; however, after their argument they successfully complete “The Shot” in less than four seconds. Owen declares it just took a little extra faith. The boys also argue about college; John intends to attend the state university while Owen will likely receive a scholarship to attend an Ivy League school. Owen demands they stay together and John refuses to deny Owen the opportunity to better himself.

As part of their senior privileges, the boys travel to Boston by train two afternoons a week. While most students use this privilege to visit and drink with former Gravesend students attending Harvard, Owen forces John to visit a...

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