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Rabbit, Run Essay | Critical Essay #1

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Critical Essay #1

Winters is a freelance writer and editor and has written for a wide variety of academic and educational publishers. In the following essay, she discusses the theme of the quest in John Updike's novel.

In The Elements of John Updike, Alice and Kenneth Hamilton wrote,

Updike directs us to those aspects of earth which can
speak to us of heaven and show us how to relate ourselves
qualitatively to it. He gives us . . . specific
scenes set in one particular place at one particular
time . . . concrete situations confronting us from day
to day. And he lets us see that, behind the shifting
surface of the experiences life brings us, there is one
constant question which each of us must answer for
himself: Does the universe, blindly ruled by chance,
run downward into death; or does it follow the commands
of a Living God whose Will for it is life...









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