Augie March Character Analysis

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The Adventure of Augie March is a book I can relate to on my levels. I enjoyed the way you portrayed your characters, Augie's search for his identity, gave visual images, but I was not keen of you putting Georgie into an institution and Rebecca in a nursing home.

You portrayed your characters in ways that were very relatable to one's life. For instance, you made Augie a boy who was very soft hearted which often brought him trouble, stubborn due to the fact that he wanted to be his own person and not let people modify his decisions, and ambitious because no matter how numerous he failed he tried again; which I feel is comparable to a great deal of boys. Another example is Augie's father and mother whose stories within themselves is understandable.
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One example is how he is going through life without an orchestrated plan or idea of what he wants or who he wants to be in life. Uncertain of this, he gets strung along in scenarios with troublesome friends and acquaintances. He changes job which have no relevancy to each other, but also moving from Chicago to Mexico and other places as well. Another example is Augie is going through different phases and identities in his life. Augie experiences loss, betrayal amongst other things which I feel led to all the different stages of his life. Part of me feels as though Augie isn't aware of the fact the he in search of his identity and this is what intrigues me about your book is you give us all the emotion, thoughts of Augie as he deals with his lost soul. But as Augie likes to quote “I am an American, Chicago born – Chicago, that somber city – and go at things as I have taught myself, free-style, and will make the record in my own way: first to knock, first admitted; sometimes an innocent knock, sometimes a not so innocent. But a man's character is his fate, says Heraclitus, and in the end, there isn't any way to disguise the nature of the knocks by acoustical work on the door or gloving the
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