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Why are ghosts are tormenting Jacob's past in Water for Elephants?

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I would actually disagree with the inference of this question. I don't think that Jacob is tormented by anything wrong that he has done in the past or some misdemeanour that haunts him with guilt. Let us remind ourselves of the situation that led to such a sudden change in Jacob's life. His parents are both tragically killed, and he finds out that in spite of their apparent wealth, thanks to his father's generosity and goodness, he...

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