Trace the characterization of the protagonist. Do you feel differently about him at the end of he story than you did at the beginning? Has he changed? What has changed him? Consider how you might apply Joseph Campbellâ??s Quest Cycle here.
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As you trace the characterization of the protagonist, I see him as initially quite detached, close-minded, and really selfish at the start of the story. His close-minded attitude and lack of empathy toward the blind are expressed by his poor attitude, "I wasn't enthusiastic about his visit. He was no one I knew. And his being blind bothered me." His lack of tolerance is also shown by his words, "My idea of blindness came from the movies. In the movies, the blind moved slowly and never laughed. Sometimes they were led by seeing-eye dogs. A blind man in my house was not something I looked forward to."
His insensitivity and ignorance are also depicted as the narrator states, " "Maybe I could ...
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