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Irp 2 Novels Essay

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  Novels are create to have more than one purpose, for example it can be for entertainment, for education purpose, but it is also a form of self transcendence. According to Moshin Hamid, authors use of cultural believes, trouble characters, real life issues, and with the help of imagination, the readers can easily enter into other human experience, and feel the new experience they never be aware of before. Transcending self is another way of saying to go beyond or improve self, first one must acknowledge the challenge in life, second one must learn to accept the challenge occur in life, last one must solve the problem before it leads to bigger problem. By highlighting the challenge that the ...view middle of the document...

Precival continues to push the challenge he have to face aside, use his money to save his son by transporting him out of the country, not even considering his son’s reaction and the problems his son have to face alone. Which ending in his son joins the army to fight against the communist, and Precival is one of the communist.
  Just acknowledging the problem, does not mean the problem is solve, and if the problem is not solve life is not as fulfilling as it can be, and it will not help to improve one’s self. And that if the challenge is not solve, it will come back to haunt you later on in life. Obviously, before solving the problem the problem itself must be identify. Jack who is a five year old boy, since the day he is born he have always live in a little room with his mother, with no connection to the out side world. When he finally escape with his mother Jack states “In Room we knowed what everything was called but in the world there's so much, persons don't even know the names.” (Donoghue, 267) he can not accept the fact that everything outside have a name that he do not know. Since Jack have always think “When I was a little kid I thought like a little kid, but now I'm five I know everything” (102) and this makes him very uncomfortable, so he decide to “When I was four I thought everything in TV was just TV, then I was five and Ma unlied about lots of it being pictures of real and Outside being totally real. Now I’m in Outside but it turns out lots of it isn’t real at all.” (277) pushes the idea of what is real aside, and sticks to the things he is familiar to.
  The willingness to accept life’s challenge will definitely lead to a fulfilling life, and a fulfilling life includes going beyond self. The result is clear as to how much difference it will make if one accepts the challenge, it will be a hard...

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