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The Demons Within There are many interesting well developed entertaining colorful exciting and provocative characters in Mario Vargas Llosas novel Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter Pedro Camacho is quite a character as well as Aunt Julia herself I was even greatly intrigued by such small characters as Cousin Nancy and believe it or not the cabdriver who helped find a mayor to marry Aunt Julia and Marito however nobody in the whole book interested me more than Marito Varguitas himself He is just such a well developed character and really seems like a person who would be fun to know In fact nothing about Marito interested me more than the demons that he possesses or should I say seem to posses him and manifest themselves in his life as well as his stories One of the many demons Marito possesses is his writing itself he seems to constantly be in the middle of writing another short story to send to some newspaper or magazine The thing is none of these stories actually ever seem to be very good or successful Throughout the novel not one of them is ever actually publisher Not even Maritos friends really like his writing In Chapter thirteen he reads the one about Aunt Eliana to Javier Aunt Julia and even to Pascual and Big Pablito After they hear it not one of them really has anything nice to say about it at all So although writing is one of Maritos passions it is also one of his demons It is basically his job and how he makes a living at the radio station Radio Panamericana but it controls the rest of his live away from work as well Another demon possessed by or possessing Marito is that of age Age obviously plays a huge role in this novel Marito is barely eighteen years old not even a legal adult in his own country and yet he
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