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Tommy is a Little Boy Tommy is beginning to crack in this stressful time of his life Tommy can be portrayed as a young boy In the book Seize the Day by Saul Bellow the main character Tommy Wilhelm acts almost as a little boy would he is unsure and seeks guidance every day and is deeply confused about his life Tommy is a man who enjoys his routine breakfast with his Father Dr Adler With his routine comes cigarettes and lots of them and on a stressful day you can find cigarette butts deep in his pockets He is always swinging back and forth fidgeting around with his hands in his pocket He may also pick at food and when he does this in front of his Father he will receive a slap on the wrist almost like he is a little boy This is ironic because Tommy craves the affection of his father almost like a little boy would this could explain why he would pick at food in front of his Father Taking a look at where he lives also shows he is starting to crack because he lives in the Hotel Gloriana and is surrounded by the elderly Since Tommy is about 30 years younger then everyone this would show that Tommy could be considered the little boy of the building surrounded by the adults Tommy also had changed his name from Wilhelm Adler to Tommy Wilhelm which reveals that he didnt think it was a suitable name for him Why did he do this when he so desperately craves his Fathers affection One he is very confused with his life or two he wants to get his Fathers attention no matter if it is negative or positive I will not carry anyone on my back Wilky proclaimed Dr Adler to Tommy as Tommy asked for financial help and affection from his father When at the end of the story
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