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  • Roy Hobbs Sam Simpson
    968 words
    Each writer is influenced in many different ways, but, in general, most of their inspiration comes from those events occurring within the era they are living in. They also use various different techniques or styles to portray those events in their writings. Bernard Malamud wrote a novel, published in 1952, called The Natural. This novel used numerous different stylistics elements to reveal the impact sports had in the late 1940's. One central stylistic element used, in The Natural, to show the i...
  • Roy Plays For Pop Fisher
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    The role of symbolism in Bernard Malamud's The Natural is important in helping the reader understand the theme and meaning of the novel as well as the time period in which it took place. Malamud's use of symbolism defines the character of Roy Hobbs and shows how the events occurring around him affected his decisions and, eventually, his career. Symbolism in The Natural takes the form of characters, such as women who strongly influenced Roy; historical events, such as the infamous 1919 World Seri...
  • Roy Hobbs
    640 words
    The Natural The Natural written by Bernard Malamud was a very well written book. I really am not a big fan of baseball but I did enjoy this novel. This book is about never giving up no matter how bad the situations gets. Roy Hobbs wanted to be the best baseball player that ever lived, who broke all the records, and when he went walking down the street he wanted people to say, "Hey that's Roy Hobbs, the greatest player of all times". He would have been excellent and could have played baseball for...
  • Roy Hobbs From The Book
    703 words
    We have been created with a need for heroes. We yearn for them because we are born with the want and desire to believe in someone, to have faith in someone, to trust in someone, and to look up and strive to be like someone. This "someone" is how Roy Hobbs is portrayed in the movie version of The Natural. Roy in the movie version is utterly heroic. He struggles, after an almost fatal injury in his youth, to try to become the best that the game of baseball has ever seen. He is quietly confident, w...
  • Roy Hobbs
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    Roy Hobbs Roy Hobbs. Who can forget the amazing baseball player Just as quickly as Roy Hobbs came, as quickly he left like a flash of tremendous lightning. He joined the New York Knights in 1947 to what was to become their most memorable season yet. To be there watching Hobbs play was to experience magic. When he swung his bat Wonder boy it looked like a majestic sword cutting through the wind as it reflected in the sun. Then you d hear a smack of the ball against the heavy wood as the ball soar...
  • Roy's Dream
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    Archetypes in The Natural After discovering a God-given talent, a young boy struggles to achieve his only dream; to become the best there ever was. Baseball is all he has ever known, so he prevails through the temptations and situations laid before him by those out to destroy his career. His hopes and dreams outweigh all the temptations along his journey. These hopes, dreams, and temptations are depicted through archetypes in the movie The Natural. An archetype is a universal symbol. It is also ...

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