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In the story The Fall Guy we are introduced to four young men Billy Stanley Goolam and Muragase Right from the start it is evident that Billy is an upright young man different form the others Billy was a casual drinker only having a shot or two on very special occasions133 He was also chairperson of the Mayville Physical Culture Club While at the Isipingo Temple Festival Billy even though not religious felt that turning a religious occasion into a funfair was lopsided this along with his other mentioned attributes portray him as a sincere and dedicated man with sense of civic responsibility Not only this Billy was a born leader and although usually self-effacing could take control of a situation if the occasion demanded This was seen in the incident with the girl where Billy managed to convince the girl to have sex with him and the fact that he persuaded Sergeant Le Roux to drop the charges of rape against them Above Billys take charge attitude his sincerity began to reveal itself once again He was a man with a good set of principles which were kept in check by his conscience He was also his uncle Freddys favourite nephew which spoke favourably of him He didnt disabuse his uncles good judgement of him as he alone paid back the loan with generous interest and became the Fall Guy for that occasion Stanley embodied the image of every man in Cato Manor in the 1950s Extremely self conscious about his appearance and togged out as their favourite film star Tony Curtis in Stanleys case The fact that his family could afford BrylCreem and he was of a lighter complexion made him stand out among his pals and also equipped him to be vain enough to believe that he was good-looking Stanley also a dutiful man as it was he along with Muragase who had founded the Mayville Physical Culture Club
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