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2 The author of the novel is Kingsley Amis copyright 19633 Kingsley Amis was a British writer from EnglandRoger Micheldene is the man the book focuses primarily upon He is a shortish fat Englishman of forty 6 and a publisher Of the seven deadly sins Roger considers himself to be gluttony sloth and lust He considers himself most qualified in the sin of anger 8 He is so fat that his hips have fused together and he is forced to wear a brace He also drinks excessively and uses Snuff His drink of preference is gin with water added and no ice He has a wife in England but still enjoys interludes with womenHis character does not change within the novel He remains a selfish fat Englishman who is quick to anger is willing to cheat on his wife whenever possible and drinks heavily Thus he considered a round fully developed but static character Through out the novel he seems to be drawn by a need to receive love from women although he discounts their thoughts and general stature Through all his encounters he seeks love from Helene far more than the others He feels he is a great man when he conquerors herHelene Bang was born in Denmark but her parents brought her to America when she was ten She settles with her family in Idaho When she was twenty-one while on a visit in Denmark she met Ernst Bang She married Ernst and moved back to America with him Although she was born in Denmark she considers herself an American She is a very attractive woman many of the male students at Budweiser find her attractive too She is a round character but still static She lives a life endeared to her husband and son through out the novel Even in her affair at the end of the novel with Irving she still claims she cannot lie to her husband However she confirms
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