Is McDowell about a person or a book?

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Re: Is McDowell about a person or a book?

Post by ayomie »

Cotwani wrote:
13 Oct 2018, 15:32
I too think the book is about Hiram the person. The memoir was a way of the author ensuring Hiram critically assesses his earlier life-devoted-to-me disposition.
I totally agree. I had no doubt that the book was majorly about Hiram.
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Post by HanElizabeth397 »

I felt like it was more about him but in the last part of the novel a lot of his life revolved around the memoir he was writing so it was bound to play a large role in the story

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Post by Readinggrl18 »

I think the book was used as a way for his character to question his life. He was able to search out truths about himself and the world around him through his memoir. If he had never tried writing the memoir, his encounters with the people he met on the run, wouldn't have been so meaningful to him. He probably would have brushed off their insights instead.

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