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Comparison Between A Prayer For Owen Meany By Irving, Fifth Business By Davies, And Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil By Berendt

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Many novels attempt to define and understand current social issues and acknowledge how the world has affected by past interventions and how they might influence in future. Many authors have used different design tools and post-modern qualities to express their ideas and views to society. Novels, such as A Prayer for Owen Meany by Irving, Fifth Business by Davies, and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by Berendt are beautiful examples of post-modern work. These books demonstrate similarities between prospective, Interactivity, and the values through each character has in this novel.Every good author has the power to make the reader believe of the incidents that did and didn't happen to him. They can tell stories in such a beautiful way that can leave the reader astonishing and in bout of to whether or not believe in the narrator. A Prayer for Owen Meany, Fifth Business, and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil demonstrate the ability to convince audiences by the use of first person perspective. As Dunstan Ramsay start of the book by defining his childhood incident of 'the snow ball' through his perspectives and feelings; no reader can question the doubt the narrator of deceitful because only his personal opinions are taken into consideration. As the narrator grows older, Dunstan takes the responsibility to look after Mrs. Dumpster's family just because the 'snowball incidents' haunts him with mental guilt. In his childhood, Dunstan starts to believe in Mrs. Dumpster as a Saint figure because for him "Willie's recall from death" (Davies, 57) is Mrs. Dumpster's second miracle. As a reader, one doubt's of Dunstan's conscience because as Dunstan discussed the incident with Dr. McCausland, who highly doubted that Willie had ever died. Along with that, Johnny in a A Prayer for Owen Meany, illustrates a parallel examples of the use of perspectives. As Johnny's mother was about to leave for her honeymoon with Dan, Johnny describes how quickly the change in the weather occurred. As he was returning, he glanced at 80 Front Street where "faces were looking at him, and the honeymooners. Almost everyone --- but not Gravesend's two holy men; they weren't watching him, or the newlyweds, the Rev. Lewis Merrill and the Rev. Dudley were watching the sky." (Irving, 124) Through this example Johnny illustrates that while he's standing in front of 80 Front Street he has the ability to clearly see what everyone's actions are in Mrs. Wheelwright's house. Through my personal experience and other's statement's, I have learnt that you can not comprise everyone in the statement that is thought to be true. Many times when the narrator draws a statement that concludes many people, a reader doubt's the narrator's trust considering him/her untrustworthy. In comparison, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil's narrator, John, is a New York journalist who has gone to Savannah to write a story for a magazine where he encounters Mr. James, a businessperson. Mr. James...

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