Garp vs. Hamlet redemption The American novelist, John Irving, says said about his work The World According to Garp, that it is a life-redeeming work in which everybody dies. Comment on the...

Garp vs. Hamlet redemption

The American novelist, John Irving, says said about his work The World According to Garp, that it is a life-redeeming work in which everybody dies. Comment on the extent to which the same might be said of Hamlet.

 

How is the book "The World According to Garp" life-redeeming?

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Everyone dies at the end of Hamlet because it is a tragedy.  A tragedy is a larger than life genre where the characters grapple with big ideas.  I guess you could say that whenever everyone dies though it is technically tragic!

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