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Monday, October 13, 2014

Moronic Monday: John Tyree from Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

Mondays, the worst day of the week. Despite the fact that it's the start of your school/work week, there is always something extra that just pushes it to the next level. That someone that just permanently keeps Monday at the top of most dreaded days of the week. That's what this meme is about. The one character that drives you mad with their stupidity. Their idiocy is the type that you can spot their impending train wreck from miles away, the type that makes you want to slam their heads into a desk repeatedly. Moronic Mondays are not for your lovable idiots, no, it's for the ones that you think they deserve every bad thing they get it.

Warning, this post will contain spoilers from Dear John so read at your own risk. 

For those of you who didn't read this book, let me tell you what exactly makes John this week's moron. Basically, John is a soldier, he travels home for a short period of time in between having to go back to serve. He falls in love with Savannah and they talk about building a life together after he's done with his tour. Then 9/11 happens and John feels that it's his duty to re-enlist and be separated from Savannah for years. Well, low and behold John discovers that re-enlisting doesn't mean he gets to fight the actual terrorists that made 9/11 but being sent to the middle of nowhere while the one he loves moves on with her life. 

I'll probably receive a lot of criticism for this post but I think that it's John's fault that he and Savannah lived unhappy lives. She was waiting for him, and they were both wanted to build a life together but he decided it was more important to stay at war. I understand he felt the call to defend his country; that's very admirable and all but that choice ruined everything. 

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