This Boy's Life Analysis

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“Closing your eyes isn 't going to change anything. Nothing 's going to disappear just because you can 't see what 's going on” ~Haruki Marukami. In This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff, Jack experiences desire and desperation for self recreation,promises made/promises broken, and escapism through his imagination. Majority of Jacks lies often seem real to him so he believes in his lies for self-recreation. Jack is promised many gifts all the way from his childhood to teenage years and he does not receive them. In the novel Jack uses his imagination as a place of refuge to get away from his mother 's boyfriends. Jack experiences many things throughout his life, mainly from his childhood to his adolescence. Desire and Desperation for
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