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Spiritual Connection

Even in his youth, Knight seeks out a sort of spiritual connection between people and each other. He strives to find the meaning of the universe, and worries that he will not be able to do so. Thus, he undertakes his trip around the world to help him clarify what he is seeking. In Hong Kong, he reflects on the connection between people and the relationship between humanity and inequality. Outside of Bangkok, he studies a giant statue of Buddha. He asks it, “Why am I here? What is my purpose?” (32). Of course, the statue gives him no response.

Over the years, however, Knight seems to gradually figure it out. Though even in the end he is unable to point out specifically what the meaning of life is, he seems successful and satisfied. Knight seems to believe in some sort of fate, which is causing the constant...

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