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(SPOILERS) Questions about the ending?

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Initial post: Jan 27, 2010 9:42:38 AM PST
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mmonaco27 says:
I thought this was an outstanding book. I'm sure everything Irving did with it was intentional. However, what I find confusing about the ending is that Owen's presence alone is what put those children in jeopardy; it's not like he was there to stop something that would have happened anyway. I've only just finished the book, but I think what this might mean is that God's purpose with Owen had to do with affecting John. It could also mean that Owen was self-fulfilling prophecy and it was Irving's commentary on religion. It would help to know Irving's personal religious beliefs.
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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (Mass Market Paperback - April 14, 1990)
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