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Stromp 1 Johnny Stromp Prof. Wong September 16, 2009 Composition 2 Hunters in the Snow What was the purpose of Hunters in the Snow by Tobias Wolff? Was it supposed to be a story about three men who we all felt bad about? There was not one likable character in the story that any reader could have possibly cared about. The reader might have been able to relate to them but that still doesn’t mean Wolff wanted the reader to feel sorry for these men. All three of them have serious issues that make it a topic to discuss. Tub is a very fat man with a serious eating disorder, Kenny is quite the asshole, and Frank is a pedophile. This relates to the story because ultimately these issues get Kenny killed at the end. Throughout the story the main protagonist at the beginning is Tub, a very overweight man. He is so big that “the snow was shaded and had glaze on it. It held up Kenny and Frank but [he] kept falling through” (Wolff 155). Tub claimed that it was his glands that were making him fat and he couldn’t help himself. However, later in the story Tub comes clean with Frank and says, “When I said that about my glands it wasn’t true. The truth is I just shovel it in” (Wolff 161). Tub has no self control at all and lives a double life at home.
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