Ernest Hemingway's 'The Five People You Meet In Heaven'

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven Report
Passage #1: Pg 48, ‘“That there are no random acts. That we are all connected. That you can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.”’
One of the definitions of the word ‘fate’ is “the universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed; the decreed cause of events; time.” Some people believe in it, some people don’t, but in the case of this book, fate plays a huge role in the way Eddie’s life turns out. This quote was found in the section where Eddie talks to the Blue Man, who tells Eddie about the fateful baseball that landed in the road and how Eddie running out into that road caused his passing. Even though Eddie didn’t intentionally kill the Blue Man, one, as the quote says, random act lead to two people who didn’t even know each other to come into contact that would lead to someone’s death, and the other person didn’t even realize it. This is meaningful to me because it happens all the time where
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In the book, after Eddie’s wife, Marguerite, died, he felt lonely (when he met her in heaven, Eddie talked about her leaving too soon and how life has to end but love doesn’t). Eddie thought he was lonely, and that he should have moved away and chased his dream of doing something else. In the eyes of other people, Eddie did great things, like made sure kids had a good time and that all the rides were safe. So even though Eddie thought he was alone, he really wasn’t, as his coworkers and the kids at the park were always happy to see him. This sentence is meaningful to me and people in real life because people everywhere are sad and they think they’re alone, when in reality they aren’t. Most people have others to support them, and being sad is wasted time people could use to make a change in the world and do amazing
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