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Beware of Pity Characters & Character Analysis

Stefan Zweig
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Characters

Anton Hofmiller

Anton Hofmiller, or Toni, is a career military lieutenant, stationed in Austria. He is tall, handsome, from a middle class upbringing. He is a genuinely nice person, but cares much about what others think of him. He had little choice but to join the military, but believes strongly in the military code and in the idea of duty. When Hofmiller is invited to a wealthy aristocrat's home and accidentally upsets the hosts' crippled daughter, he makes every attempt to rectify the situation. In doing so, however, he finds himself at the mercy of the pity he feels for the young woman and her father. On several occasions, Hofmiller finds himself lying in a effort to spare their feelings. As they turn to him more and more for support and sympathy, Hofmiller finds himself both enjoying their attentions and loathing the constant feeling of pressure to perform. In...

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