Smith in The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner
He believes he has been born an out-law or someone meant to operate outside the law as opposed to in-laws. This is his natural state of being, and so for the government or anyone else to try to make an honest man of him is a ridiculous process, as their version of being honest is his version of being dishonest.
Frankie Buller in The Decline and Fall of Frankie Buller
He also does not join the army for the war effort, and is instead relegated to bringing firewood around to homes in a little cart. His decline is quite saddening and disappointing to the narrator.
Ernest Brown in Uncle Ernest
An opportunity to feed and converse with two needy girls gives him purpose and life again, but the police warn against such potentially perverted behavior.
Mr. Raynor in Mr. Raynor the School-Teacher
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