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The Lion Seeker
"Here is the South African novel I've been waiting for." - Lynn Freed
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Often characters have a flaw, an Achilles' heel that prevents them from reaching their goals or true potential. What is Hugo's flaw? What about Abel, Mame, Avrom, and Isaac?

Created: 08/24/14

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davinamw

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Often characters have a flaw, an Achilles' heel that prevents them from reaching their goals or true potential. What is Hugo's flaw? What about Abel, Mame, Avrom, and Isaac?

Hugo Bleznick tells Isaac that even when things are going well, there is always "the twist." Often characters have a flaw, an Achilles' heel that prevents them from reaching their goals or true potential. What is Hugo's flaw? What about Abel, Mame, Avrom, and Isaac?


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RE: Often characters have a flaw, an Achilles' heel that prevents them from reaching their goals or true potential. What is Hugo's flaw? What about Abel, Mame, Avrom, and Isaac?

I think all of us have an Achilles' heel as do all of these characters. For Hugo it was not only the betting and get rich quick thing but also an inability to focus on all the factors in any of his business proceedings. For Abel it was a bit of a case of living with blinders on in my opinion and not seeing nor wanting to see much outside of his world of religion and his business. For Mame, it was more of a living and striving for an improved future than focusing on and finding some joy in her current situation. Avrom, was also a product of his birth and traumatic young life and strove so hard to become someone of importance and wealth but in the end found that it really wasn't what he was meant to be. Isaac's problem was a wanting too much and working very hard but always letting something or someone get in his way of true happiness.


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