In Henry James' "The Beast in the Jungle", describe the plot, the mood, and the feeling of the story.
The Beast in the Jungle is the story of John Marcher, who believes he is destined for a special fate. This conviction is so profound that instead of delving into life, Marcher chooses to live at life’s fringe, waiting for this special event to occur....
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The fable, "the Beast in the Jungle", is a parable of John Marcher's life, the main protagonist of the entire story, who believes that he has a peculiar and a special destiny with him and wait for that special moment, even if he is suffering from disasters and problems, at wits end.
But at the end, that "special moment" was just speculative and wasn't grounded by basic facts and truths and fizzled to oblivion and nothing of greatest significance had happen or change his life in any apparent moment and that change, that transformation of his life was nothing but false hopes and dreams clouding his confused brain and only a whisker of fantasy, nothing grandeur about it. For this brief moment of crushed desires, he had become bewildered and emotionally shattered from within, with no one to support.