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Infinite Jest Characters

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Hal Incandenza

Hal Incandenza is the son of James and Avril Incandenza and the brother of Mario and Orin. His is very intelligent but insecure about this fact. Theremore, his mental stability deteriorates as the novel goes on. Eventually, when he tries to talk, no one can understand him, although it is not clear how this happens. Hal is a frequent marijuana user. His withdrawal from the drug may have played a part in his condition. He enjoys keeping his marijuana use from his mother, who is paranoid about her sons keeping things from her. He also views the Entertainment, a film cartridge that disturbs all those who view it. Hal is a stellar tennis player that attends the Enfield Tennis Academy, which was founded by his father. Hal is a very isolated person. Although he has friends and family around him at the tennis academy, the only one...

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