"A Prayer for Owen Meany"--A Review Book Review by ACG

"A Prayer for Owen Meany"--A Review
This paper reviews John Irving's novel "A Prayer for Owen Meany," with an emphasis on the friendship between the main characters, Owen and Johnny.
# 95417 | 2,675 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on May 22, 2007 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)


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This paper examines the extraordinary friendship between Owen and Johnny in John Irving's novel "A Prayer for Owen Meany." The review describes their friendship as transcending the normal and further discusses how each protagonist possesses unique characteristics that combined to form the likeness of one complete person. The reviewer concludes that "Owen and Johnny's friendship is something so deep it could never be defined or limited. They are two bodies that live and thrive off the other to form one whole being".

From the Paper:

"In A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, Johnny and his best friend Owen have a relationship characterized by many things that most people would consider to make a relationship special, such as forgiveness, trust, loyalty, protection, and sacrifice. But their relationship is much deeper than it appears to be. Johnny and Owen's friendship transcends beyond special and takes a leap into extraordinary. Society as a whole sometimes seems to overlook what makes a true friend. Anyone can refer to someone else as a friend of his or hers, but how many people actually mean it? How many people have a true friend who would lay their life on the line for the other? Some people have a close friend who they would even go as far as to consider them family, much like Johnny's mother, Tabby, and grandmother, Mrs. Wheelwright, see Owen. But how many people have a friend that actually acts as half of them? Not only do Johnny and Owen do things to be an extraordinary friend to one another, but they both possess unique characteristics that combine to form the likeness of one complete person."

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