E: Discuss the end of the novel. WHy was it necessary for john to kill himself.What meaning does this ending convey to the reader? Would any alternative ending be viable?
The motif is the Christ figure seen in John. After indulging with the rest of the people, he realized he had become just like the rest of the people. Therefore, he needed to endure pain. John had done this earlier in the book too, when he wanted to be whipped. He endures pain to atone for sin. No, no other ending would be viable.