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Protagonist

Character Role Analysis

Pecola Breedlove

This is Pecola's story, but it should be clear that she is not a hero who goes on a journey of self-discovery. Pecola's journey is a tragic one, and she ends up far worse off than when we first encounter her. She does not learn any major life lessons; on the contrary, she actually loses knowledge, and parts of her mind, by the end of the novel.


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