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Theres a famous saying that goes like this Behind every great man there is a great woman However not all men are great All men have flaws and women help men get through tough times and problems so they can come to resolutions In the novels The Man Within Lord Jim and The Catcher in the Rye and in the movies Fight Club and American Beauty the female characters relationships with the male characters are important and help the male characters with their respective problems In The Man Within Andrewss problem stems from the fact that he has two separate personalities In the novel Andrews said He was he knew embarrassingly made up of two persons the sentimental bullying desiring child and another sterner critic If someone believed in me- but he did not believe in himself Always while one part of him spoke another part stood on one side and wondered Is this I who am speaking Can I really exist like this Greene 24 What he was trying to say is that 2 personalities dominated his life One of his personalities was called the coward This personality of his was really emotional He would look at ordinary things and stare at them for long period of time and see a lot of beauty in them This personality also prevented himself from standing up for himself and against his fears One of those fears was his nemesis in the novel Carlyon who he was trying to flee from because he betrayed him by giving the local authorities information about his smuggling ring Another one of his fears was the fact he couldnt live up to the legend of his Father who was known as a great smuggler but never treated Andrews the way he wanted to be treated The critic in Andrews always second guessed everything he did Whenever Andrews did something or was thinking about doing something the critic in him would
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