Character Analysis: The Third Option

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The roles of men and women have been challenged throughout the existence of the human race. Vince Fylnn has adapted this argument to his novel The Third Option in a way of professionalism and everyday formality. Flynn portrays this theme as the base of the story; tying in the reputation of the CIA’s head coordinator, Irene Kennedy, against the two main antagonists Hank Clark and Albert Rudin. Hank and Albert don’t believe Kennedy is fit for her high-ranking position on the board of the CIA. That is where my opinion differs. The women’s rights movement started in the early 1800’s and has made leaps and bounds from its origin, except in government and leadership roles. Studies from show that only 22% of parliamentarians are women as of 2015. This directly relates to the views of Vince Flynn when he wrote this novel. He wanted Irene Kennedy pictured as a woman of strong stature and independence. In the novel, she runs the CIA with precision and efficiency. Kennedy is also not afraid to tell it like she sees it. I firmly believe Clark and Rudin shouldn’t have even tried to stagger Irene’s position; she is clearly more than fit for the prestigious position. Irene outperforms any other character competing for the directory if the agency. Clark and…show more content…
In The Third Option, Vince Flynn displayed that overcoming the stereotypes of women can be challenging, but fighting the confinements of society for what’s right is the key to prosperity. Women of all statures and walks of life have obtained many high-ranking authoritative positions in the modern ever-growing workforce. It really goes to show that those women are willing to work hard and keep their heads held high to stand for the esteem they have achieved despite criticism and wage differences. From cover to cover Mitch Rapp and Irene Kennedy challenge gender inequality in this easily adaptable thriller and the end might take you by
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