On the celebration of a life worth lived, we have a hero who represented all that was good in an age of horror and suffering. Another figure in literature shares many of the same noble qualities, even though his fate is tragic. During another viewing today, of David Lean's masterwork, the central figure; Doctor Yurii Andreievich Zhivago, respects the splendor of life and has a profound devotion to justice. These traits run parallel to Reagan's eternal optimism and faith in the indomitable spirit of man and his will to banish those forces of depravity.
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