In what way is there a sense of futility in the text? What does futility mean and how is there a sense of futility in the text? And also, how did the author bring across the sense of...

In what way is there a sense of futility in the text?

What does futility mean and how is there a sense of futility in the text? And also, how did the author bring across the sense of futility in the text to her readers?

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There is also the futility in the lives of the Soc's. They have everything: money, fast cars and smart clothes. However, as both Cherry and Randy explain, their lives are empty and have little purpose.

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There is some futility in the inevitability that Johnny and Dally will be destroyed in the story, and that neither has the capacity to save the other. Johnny is too wounded by the violence around him, and Dally is too hardened by it. Given different life...

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