Go Deeper Into The Minds Of The Jonathan Franzens Characters-plustek

Writing When the novel Freedom just begins, the author stresses how the neighbors view the Berglund family. It is a family where everything seems nice on the surface, but there are serious troubles brewing inside. The initial pages are just presenting a picture of the family how the neighbors perceive them, its when Patty (the female protagonist) decides to write her autobiography through the spectacles of her depression that we come to know the true state of her mind. Anger and depression is something which is common to almost all the characters of Jonathan Franzens book. All of them trace the reasons of their anger due to their parents when they were kids. The Characters Are Not Stereotyped Jonathan Franzen continues to go deeper into the minds of his characters as the novel progresses, none of these are stereotypical characters (such as hard or soft), they are simply searching souls who can produce change and are even capable of transcendence. Patty has a sense of loss which she tries to overcome with sarcasm whereas Walter is just a good soldier who has a suppressed rage. Walters friend Richard is a womanizer who is a musician and charmer. Needless to say, Patty falls for him violently. Is This That Big American Novel? Often youll notice the references being made to the War and Peace, which means the author himself sees the parallel between these two books. It cannot be denied that the changing equations between the three main characters have been tracked well. Just a few pages into the novel, the huge ambition of Jonathan Franzen to create the ultimate American novel which captures the mindset of the entire nation is more than evident. Dull Realities And Huge Expectations The absurd complexities of the urban life have been captured really well, especially the scenes where even single hot dog or a pack of gum is being bought using a credit card. His characters often live in the world of huge expectations along with a reality which is dull to say the least. Their personal urges might be mercenary in nature but their political ideology is not. Overall, the author is superb at holding a mirror to his characters and their everyday lives, though he does not show them as pawns of destiny, here they are the ones who decide their own future. About the Author: The author Prasoon Kumar works for http://www.uRead.com which is the leading online bookstore that offers all the current and all time great titles at never before prices. Now that you want to know more about these characters, its time we told you where to find the title. Order your copy of Freedom at huge discount only at http://www.uread.com/book/freedom-jonathan-franzen/9780007318520 Article Published On: 相关的主题文章: