Delaney From The Idealist

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Delaney from The Idealist is a romantic who turns into a pessimist towards the end of the story. He is at first in love with school stories and is filled with unrealistic hope that his life will be something like it and goes to the point where he tries to shield himself from anything that doesn’t fit the school boy’s standards. The attempt to incorporate the school boys’ morals into his life fails with a teacher like Moloney humiliating him in front of the class multiple times. His dreams get shattered and takes a complete turn around his once loved school stories calling them “wash outs” thus, turning into a pessimist.
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