The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and connecting them to a real person

You are responsible for choosing a character–any character–from The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and connecting them to a real person from our world, past, present, or future. Write an essay exploring that connection.

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and connecting them to a real person

The heart is a lonely hunter
What:
You are responsible for choosing a character–any character–from The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and connecting them to a real person from our world, past, present, or future. Write an essay exploring that connection.
Said person may be:
A historical figure;
Someone you personally know (family, friend, co-worker, colleague, etc.);
Famous;
Infamous;
Unknown; or
Someone altogether different from what I’ve already listed.
Perhaps it goes without saying, but here it is anyway–you are welcome to pick a person of any background:
Gender
Race
Age
Ethnicity
Disability
Nationality
Sexuality
Region
Occupation etc.

Your selection should illustrate:

Firstly, Your understanding of the character you’ve chosen;
Secondly, Your understanding of the novel;
Thirdly, Your understanding of the character’s relationship to the novel as a whole;
Fourthly, Your understanding of the person to whom you see a connection; and
Further, Your understanding of the person-to-whom-you-see-a-connection’s place in the world.
It is highly unlikely that you will find a person from our world with the same exact circumstances as any character in the novel, so don’t spend too much of your time thinking in this capacity; instead, if you think figuratively, you will see these fictional characters all around us every single day. Finally, Explore why–and to whom- -that matters.

Why:
The first half of the semester focused heavily on building a set of tools with which to analyze fiction in and of itself. Now, let’s turn our attention outward into the world and delve deeper into the heart of what fiction really is: an invitation to contemplate, consider, find, evaluate, etc. Lastly, our own understanding of real life.
That said, it is important for you to select a character and person that is somehow important to you. Who and what you choose is entirely up to you, so choose to think, research, and write about someone who truly speaks to you.

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