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The story of The Natural has many different aspects of tragedy especially in the lives of three characters Roy the miraculous baseball player Sam the scout looking for the ideal team and Pop Fisher the coach and part owner of the Knights The tragedy aspects that take place within these characters are all loosing their one major dream They all also have slight familiar interconnections with the other For Roys life there are many female individuals that influence his way of life heavily This book does not have a Hollywood ending Roys life is packed with tragic events from his youth all the way up to his heartbreaking career finale When Roy was young his father had a heart attack and died in front of Roys eyes He kept his ball playing up and was founded by a scout who was going to take him to Chicago to play professional baseball but Sams drinking problem killed him before they made it Roy checks into a hotel and gets a call from an attractive girl he met on the train ride and goes to meet her in her room She shoots him as soon as he enters just as she had done to other great athletes He is cut down in the prime of his starting career He gets back to the game many years later but his age has a stricken on him He finally gets to play and is amazing but he goes into a huge slump where he lost all support and he met another conniving girl She only wanted him for his ability to provide and took him on an emotional roller coaster which led him into a slump and eating him self sick In his attempt to save the rest of his life he takes money to throw the game once he gets into it though he realizes he has to try and win it He does not succeed in which
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