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Nathanael West, in his remarkable work Miss Lonelyhearts, tries to convey that, a world which has no faith in God and no trust in humanity is very close to its doom.
Miss Lonelyhearts tries hard to strengthen his readers’ faith in Christ, but he fails and when God grants him the power to help the people around him, their cynicism and lack of faith causes his death.
The novel also mirrors urban lifestyle, in all its shades. West points out that the more progress man makes in the field of science and technology, the more he gets spiritually impoverished. In modern life, love is replaced by lust, joy by sorrows and faith by false hopes.