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The character of the swipe in Sherwood Andersons Im A Fool reminds the reader of JD Salingers Holden Caulfield -- a slightly unschooled youth seeking greatness through ordinary means Headstrong and determined to make something of himself Andersons swipe could be any one of a million young men throughout the world Driven by his desire to make himself feel like he has value the swipe continually demonstrates a great deal of motivation Due to the swipes consistency of character one can easily explain his actions and predict those which he might make Through close examination of the characters plausibility by demonstrating his consistency and by evaluating his motivation one can clearly see the depth of the swipe in Sherwood Andersons Im A Fool Just as one can find boys like Holden Caulfield almost anywhere the swipes easy believability comes from the commonness of his character Andersons swipe seeks not to achieve worldly greatness but to make himself believe that he has already achieved everything he will ever need The mindset of perceived perfection predominates the thinking of many teenagers quite especially males However his lack of desire to further himself comes also from the belief that he does not have the mental capacity to become greater The swipes easy going nature and utterly common place attitude endears him to the reader thus making his character easily believable and someone the reader can relate to Andersons swipe desires to have the people around him see him as more than just a common swipe Because of this the reader can easily see his actions directly result from his desire to make himself appear more important they result from an inferiority complex The swipes disdain of the man with the Windsor tie and his actions towards him give obvious 2 example of his attempts at posturing and self assurance of superiority His philosophy of putting up a good front shows the reader his subconscious feelings of inadequacy The
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