Private Citizens: A Novel Characters

Tony Tulathimutte
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Linda

The first character the reader is introduced to is Linda. Emerging from the Stanford class of 2005, Linda is noted to be a potentially excellent writer and capable of near brilliant literary works. Linda is intelligent and applied, however, her disillusionment with life often results in her portraying a mean, detached outward demeanor. Throughout the novel it becomes evident that Linda's crippled image of her own self worth leads to a failure to appreciate her opportunities and the repeated waste of her education and talents on maintaining a stagnate existence.

Linda resorts to an extreme dependency on alcohol and drugs to numb her inability to find meaning in life. In a world where the younger generation seems to have lost the skills necessary to focus their actions towards something greater than themselves, Linda wallows in deprecating self pity and fear of inferiority. For example,

For her failings, Linda does...

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