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Protagonist

Character Role Analysis

Jim Smiley

Although we don’t get the story from Jim Smiley’s point of view, his supposed actions drive the story. We admire Jim because he’s like most of us: he has a weakness, in this case for gambling (he’s very human), but he’s generally a good guy who just wants to have a bit of fun. Though he fools people, it’s all good-natured.


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