Hopelessly Doubted Journey of Faith; Comparison of "Owen Meany" by John Irving and "Life after God" by Douglas Coupland in terms of Faith.

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Hopelessly Doubted Belief before Faith“Hopelessness, doubt and belief all of which we have all be faced with at some point in our lives mould, caress and shape our building of faith.” – This quote illustrates the bias of this piece of work. Throughout the passing of time no matter the year faith has been a part of every living soul. Thus, Faith cannot necessarily be defined as one thing or another because every living soul differs from one to another. In the book A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving and Life after God by Douglas Coupland exists, two such different souls however, they have shown something about faith that can be defined. Both John Wheelwright from A Prayer for Owen Meany and Narrator from Life after God experience a life, a journey, at the end of which they are able to build faith. Their journey although having had a clichéd end is not one that was earned easily as the path to build such faith is plagued by hopelessness and doubt.

The hopelessness slowly grows as it consummates the mind turning their beliefs to doubts. Though it takes some sort of event for this hopelessness to seed in the minds of John and Narrator it remains to be one of the key factors. However through either ones own will or through inspiration from another this doubt is moved and gives room for faith to bloom in their minds.

John Wheelwright the main character in A Prayer for Owen Meany comes for a line of wealthy aristocrats. A growing boy born in Gravesend, New Hampshire with a bright future ahead of him, John begins his journey at the tender age of 7 oblivious to all that around him under the protective cover of home and school. However this cover...