Book/movie recommendations with similar feel as A Prayer for Owen Meany?
May 28, 2014 12:00 AM Subscribe
Looking for books or movies (fiction) that have a character who is "different" in that they have been prepared (perhaps "predestined"?) to fulfill a purpose that is often misunderstood or ignored by others. They may intuitively know about this purpose from the start, or it might be slowly revealed to them, or it only comes together at the sentinel event; as a result, they may have some quality of "otherness" (as best I can describe it). Some examples below the fold.
posted by sealee to Media & Arts (25 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Some examples I have loved:
A Prayer for Owen Meany [recommended from here!] is a perfect example of this
A Wrinkle in Time - Charles Wallace's character
Signs - Mel Gibson understanding his wife's (seemingly incoherent) last words
I'm wide open to genre; spiritual/religious elements are fine but not required. Doesn't have to be fine literature. I just am interested in stories of intuition, purpose, making sense of seemingly strange events or clues, and strength in the moment when it matters most. Thanks.
I hope I am explaining this well; I didn't know what to search for in previous questions because I couldn't formulate a concise summary. Apologies, I'm a long-time lurker and an (anxious) first-time poster.