To Rise Again at a Decent Hour Themes & Motifs

Joshua Ferris
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The Desire for Fulfillment

Paul has never really known happiness or stability in his life, and he feels that as a tangible loss. He tries many things as an adult to achieve the level of fulfillment. He sometimes visits malls in an effort to recapture the happiness he'd occasionally felt as a child. Most of the time, he goes just to look around in the hope that he'll find that contentment. He had visited malls as a child with his parents and one of their treats was to visit TGI Friday's. As a child, his parents were poor and they all ordered the cheapest things possible from the menu. As an adult, Paul is comfortably wealthy, and he relishes ordering the most expensive steak from the menu.

During one particular visit, Paul finds that he is unable to connect with the happiness he craves. He visits a...

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