The Balance Between Ideal and Reality

Qingzheng LIU


In Rabbit, Run, the protagonist Harry feels himself firmly caught by the life net, and his freedom pursuit makes him constantly struggle to escape and toughly explore the meaning of life existence, wandering between social responsibility and personal freedom, seeking for the balance between conflicts. In the novel, Updike points out the dilemma of people in contemporary society, and tries to find a way out for those struggling in the conflict.



Rabbit; Social reality; Individual freedom; Balance

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