The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Actually, it was quite a work to read this book (thick and complicated). However reading classic literatures has always been an exciting pleasure. It gives me such a thrill to experience minds of the past.
Back to the novel. I think “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter” is both beautiful and tragic.
The story revolves around the lives of five people who initially had no relationship one another, but as the story progressed, they found that they had something in common, and thus, were related simultaneously.
Jack Blount, a socialist who pissed off with judgmental society and unfair government; Mick Kelly, a girl with many dreams but trapped in poverty and stuck with burden to support her family financially; Biff Brannon, a restaurant owner whose wife died and had no children; Benedict Copeland, a black doctor who insisted to provide equal rights for colored people (just to remind you, the book was written when discrimination based on race still extensively existed); and John Singer, a deaf man who looked wise, kind, and calm, but was actually struggling inside to deal with his great loss of a best friend who was sent to mental asylum (and later, died).
They all reflected loneliness that probably accompanies some of us.
Because, let's face it, someone could be lonely even though he/she was not alone.
Yeah, I wonder why is that so?
Why do we feel lonely even in the most crowded crowd?