Curt Lemon Character Analysis

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Everyone has fears, whether it be fears of spiders, heights, or in this case appearing weak. Curt Lemon was afraid of the dentist and didn’t want anybody to know he had fears like they did. He didn’t want anyone to believe he had weaknesses like the rest of them. He was willing to do crazy things just so people would have higher opinions of him, even though he secretly had a low opinion of himself. Curt Lemon didn’t want his comrades to know he had fears like the rest of them did. Some quotes to back that up are, ”He had a tendency to play the tough soldier role, always posturing, always puffing himself up, and on occasion he took it way too far.” “He had an opinion of himself, I think, that was too high for his own good.” “As we sat waiting, Curt Lemon began to tense up.” Curt Lemon secretly had a low opinion of himself, but pretended it was much higher. A quote to back that statement up is, “ Maybe it was a low opinion of himself that he kept…show more content…
Some quotes to explain this are, ”It’s true that he pulled off some dangerous stunts, even a few that seemed plain crazy, like the time he painted his body and put on a ghost mask and went out trick-or-treating on Halloween. But afterward he couldn’t stop bragging.” Second, “...he had a monster toothache. A killer, he said-like a nail in his jaw. The dentist couldn’t find any problem, but Lemon kept insisting…”. Lastly, “...the man finally shrugged and shot in the Novocain and yanked out a perfectly good tooth. There was some pain, no doubt, but in the morning Curt Lemon was all smiles.” Curt Lemon was a human just like the other soldiers, but wanted people to believe he was much more. He would do crazy things just so the others would think he was much tougher, just because he had a low opinion of himself. He couldn’t let the others know he was ordinary. He had to prove to the others, as well as himself, that he was a tough

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