The character Davey is the oldest son of Jeremiah Land and the oldest of three children. Davey consistently doubts the presence of miracles or God and seems to be distracted throughout the story. He is an atheist not an agnostic, in that he doesn’t directly deny the existence of God, but rather he is skeptical or doubtful of the validity and existence of God. Reuben went so far as to say that, “Davy wanted life to be something you did on your own; the whole idea of a protective fatherly God annoyed him” (Enger, 2001, p. 56). While Davey is loyal to and fiercely protective of his family those admirable characteristics are over-shadowed by the fact that he is ...
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...his antagonist proves to be their own inner character which determines the trajectory of their decisions. As they all become aware, the consequences of their decisions prove to have an extensive impact on themselves and those around them.
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