Unfortunate situations happen to everyone. However this does not mean an individual cannot carry out their goal in life due to certain circumstances that were not within their grasp. In The Art of Racing in The Rain, author Garth Stein conveys the idea that “which you manifest is before you” (41). An idea that you control where you go despite certain circumstances. Throughout the novel one of our protagonists, Dennis “Denny” Swift, has faces several circumstances that were out of his control, yet still worked toward his goals and achieved it.
There has been a several situations in which Denny was in and had no means of controlling the situation. One of the unfortunate incidents is how Eve lost her battle to brain cancer