"A Prayer for the Dying" Analytical Essay by CalDR

"A Prayer for the Dying"
Looks at the theme of faith in Stewart O'Nan's book.
# 30119 | 1,039 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Aug 25, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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Stewart O'Nan's "A Prayer for the Dying", is an in-depth portrayal of one man's experiences of loss. The paper shows how O'Nan explores how much grief the human condition can endure with the portrayal of the protagonist, Jacob, who endures tragedies throughout his life. The paper shows that Jacob proves that, while not immune to the devastating mental affects of tragedy, human beings still can have hope. Human beings are not easily discouraged, nor are they feeble when it comes to having faith and hope.

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