Character Flaws In The Natural By Bernard Malamud's The Natural

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The book “The Natural” is a very interesting book that talks mostly about the heroic act of Roy Hobbs of not giving it up. The book basically is about the characters flaws that lead him to his fate. Hobbs wish was him to become one of the popular baseball player ever existed in history. He wants to break any record that was ever existed in the books, he want to be a history that will be remembered forever. Hobbs meets Harriet Bird in the train who did not like his notion of becoming popular and shoots him in his upper body. Hobbs one of the biggest flaws was fallen in love with Harriet. But his flaws lead him toward his fate in the sense that he did not quit what he had planned for his life to become a best baseball player. At age 34, he came back to the baseball game and tries to make things right for himself. Hobbs character in the book gives a same role as it was given by the Greek tragedy characters; hubris like characters. Hobbs character was brought to suffer extreme sorrow like the Greek tragedy characters. Hobbs did not seems to learn from his mistakes, one of the biggest mistakes was him fallen in love with Harriet and in the second time he was fallen in love with Pop's niece Memo which is a clear example to show he does not learn from his mistakes.
Roy Hobbs character in “The Natural” by Bernard Malamud is shown a guy of his dream. Roy Hobbs dream was to become a popular baseball player that one day he will break all the record of the books and will be "the greatest in the game." Hobbs big influence was his dad who was the source of motivation for him. His father was the first one to teach him how to play baseball and during that time he also builds his first handmade baseball bat and he also named his bat wonde...

... middle of paper ... but we do these mistakes again and again without realizing that we already have encountered them before. We say it that the next time I will be careful of it but we don’t. The moral of this great story is that we humans can lead a moral life or be corrupt. The life type is uttered by the choices we make. Hobbs chose a life of a star or an actor. He is in the position to be a hero, but instead he chooses to be a self-centered, Hubris filled kind of character. Hobbs is filled with a strong sense of hubris like characters same as we sees in Greek tragedy. Unprovoked habit of constantly making mistakes and not learning from it makes him careless. His flaws lead him to his fate, even though he makes mistakes but his main theme was to be the best there was or to break as many records as possible in the baseball history and he really turn his dream come true.

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