What exactly makes a world and it?s people ordinary In the spellbinding novel Ordinary People, Judith Guest gives readers a taste of life after having to deal with a terrible crisis, and introduces us to an ordinary family living in an ordinary world. The novel?s descriptive nature highlights the main character, Conrad?s, struggle in maintaining sanity in an ordinary world.
Conrad Jarrett is a precise description of a teenager, having to deal with things every teenager his age has to go through daily. The internal conflicts he struggles with, especially his need for affection, and his sense of wanting to belong is what deepens the plot and intrigues readers even more. We see conrad?s point of view on life, of the world in which he lives, and where he sees himself fitting into. “?.Your sense of identity is what seems to have been misplaced. No. Wrong. You don?t lose what you never had.” (pg.24) Readers can take his point of view and compare it with their own observations. The next issue is that the affection he is searching for, he gets from the wrong person, his father, while he really needs it from his mother. “?.She loves my father, I
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