Hitler's Characterization In Seize The Day By Saul Bellow

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“Seize the Day” is a novel written by Saul Bellow. It was first published in 1956. In a nutshell, the story is focused on a day in the life of Wilhelm Adler, also known as Tommy Wilhelm, and many other nicknames. Wilhelm is a man in his forties, father to two kids and a college drop-out; he has recently separated from his wife and got the sack from his job as a salesman. Tommy is in love with a woman named Olive who he cannot marry given the fact that his wife does not want to divorce him. The story is told throughout the main character’s thoughts and many flashbacks. The main character is unhappy and, at some point, in search of help. Before analyzing the ending, it would be a great idea to briefly go over it. It has a couple of different situations: Tommy’s kerfuffle with Dr. Adler, his father, the fact that he does not know where Dr. Tamkin is, his conversation with his “wife” and the funeral. Those situations will be explained and analyzed later on. The first matter stated in the ending of this novel is Tommy’s conflict with this father. To sum things up, in this part of the story, Tommy has a bit of a dispute with his own father, Dr. Adler, in which his father admonishes…show more content…
Adler is right. Dr. Adler had warned him about his financial situation a great amount of times, but Wilhelm did not heed him. It could be said that the main character is rather submissive for the reason that he is always saying: “Yes, father.” Or “You’re so right, Father (…)” . Also from this, one could understand that he is quite afraid to stand up for himself. In addition to this, Wilhelm does not believe in himself considering that, at first, he states that his mistakes were due “to idiocy” and, later on, he changes his mind and says all was due to “bad luck”. His father does acknowledge his change of mind and clearly points it out by simply saying: “So! It’s bad luck, now. A minute ago was

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