1958岁左右的约翰·厄普代克遭遇了一场生存危机，这场危机已经酝酿了好几年。他在工作中打零工，解释说，“在我的新的责任，我感到恐惧和荒凉，预见性，因为我年轻，我会死，那地球上的物质，因此，死亡。“他救了这个深渊的作家，即ren Kierkegaard（丹麦存在主义的ø作家）、卡尔·巴特（德国神学家）。除了回答他的宗教和哲学问题之外，两位作家都为厄普代克提供了必要的工具来创造他自己的神学和美学视野，这影响了他的文学创作，围绕着道德辩论和人的善的问题展开。兔子，跑告诉我们，一个人经历这种冲突的故事，他的矛盾在生活和他如何处理它们。这部小说的中心人物是哈利“兔子”埃，今年26岁，前高中篮球MVP，谁是被困在一个失败的婚姻，并有一个生命充满了沮丧、不满、厌倦，结果他的逃避，因此伤害了身边的人。他娶了Janice Springer Angstrom，只是因为他让她怀孕的罗伊·尼尔森，谁现在是一个蹒跚学步的孩子。为了逃避，他放弃了罗伊·尼尔森和珍妮丝，他们已经怀了他们的第二个孩子丽贝卡六月。他去他的前教练Marty Tothero要求帮助或指导自己的生活。相反，他们出去看女孩和兔子遇见鲁思，缠绕在一起。虽然与鲁思、Jack Eccles的生活，一个年轻的当地的牧师，试图修复兔和珍妮丝的婚姻。起初，兔子对回到她身边的想法不屑一顾，但当他意识到她要去分娩时，他离开了鲁思，奔向医院。在看到珍妮丝的病情，她再次爱上兔排序。
Around 1958, John Updike suffered an existential crisis, one that have been brewing for several years. He explained in his work Odd Jobs, “Amid my new responsibilities, I felt fearful and desolate, foreseeing, young as I was, that I would die, and that the substance of the earth was, therefore, death.” He was saved from this abyss by two writers, namely, Søren Kierkegaard (Danish existentialist writer) and Karl Barth (German theologian). Aside from giving answers to his religious and philosophical questions, both writers provided Updike the necessary tools to create his own theological and aesthetic vision which have influenced his literary writing, circling on matters of moral debate and goodness of man. And Rabbit, Run tells us a story of a person going through this kind of conflict, his contradictions in life and how he deals with them.The central figure of the novel is Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, 26-year-old, former high school basketball MVP, who is trapped in a failing marriage, and has a life full of frustration, dissatisfaction and weariness that results to his escapism and therefore hurting those around him. He is married to Janice Springer-Angstrom only because he got her pregnant with Nelson, who is now a toddler. Wanting to escape, he abandons both Nelson and Janice who is already pregnant with their second child Rebecca June. He goes to his former coach Marty Tothero to ask help or guidance with his life. Instead, they go out to see girls and Rabbit meets Ruth, winding up together. While living with Ruth, Jack Eccles, a young local minister, tries to fix Rabbit and Janice’s marriage. At first, Rabbit was dismissive about the idea of going back to her but when he realizes she was going to labor, he leaves Ruth and rushes to the hospital. After seeing Janice’s condition, Rabbit sort of falls in love with her again.