The short story “Machine Man” by Marlish Glorie has an anti-climax plot structure with tension building without actually leading to the climax of the story. The story features
multiple characters: Paul, Black Jack, Nut, Iris, and a nurse.
Paul is the protagonist of the story – a man who is mocked because of the way he looks and low intelligence and who longs to have a mother. His characterisation is described through his using his point of view on the events that transpire throughout the story and by presenting his actions and motives.
Paul is also the narrator of the story, he is deceiving and is not able to tell thedifference between reality and fantasy. Paul is 191 and lives in a caravan2 at the place he works “I don't pay rent. I just have to keep
an eye on the place at night and on weekends and feed the guard dogs.” 3 Paul would run away from his mother until his boss found a place for him to stay “I was always running away from her until the day Black Jack scooped me up and gave me a home.”
Paul is unable to write even though he went to school, he might also have a cognitive disability that makes it hard for him to learn, also because his boss calls him dill-brain. all these things hints to Black Jack exploiting Paul and using him as his own guard “I don't pay rent. I just have to keep an eye on the place at night and on weekends and feed the guard dogs”
- Uddannelse: HHX
- Karakter: 10 tal
- Ord: 622
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