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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

by Brian Selznick

Protagonist

Character Role Analysis

Hugo

Guys? His name's in the title. That's gotta mean something, right? We follow Hugo through his train station and film-related adventures, and the whole time we’re rooting for him. Why? Well it’s because Hugo overcomes the odds and manages to do things that most other kids wouldn’t be able to: he finds a man that the film world has been looking for (or thought dead) for years, he fixes an automaton, and he somehow, just somehow, finds himself a family.


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