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TAI Character paper - Joe Wilmot TAI 170 3-16-10 Dr. Sue...

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Joe Wilmot TAI 170 3-16-10 Dr. Sue Ann Martin TAI Short Story Analysis Hi, I’m Joe Wilmot and I will read a section of Straight Pool by John O’Hara. The setting of this story takes place in a Bar with two characters, Jack McMorrow and the main storyteller, whose name is not given. The main character goes to the bar to shoot some pool and blow off some steam, because his wife Mae has been driving him up a wall with her emotional state. She doesn’t want him to go play pool, because she knows he will be talking to Jack and she doesn’t want that. The whole story is told from the husband’s point of view, as the story is basically him talking to Jack about his Mae, with a bit of slight other dialogue. This is a first person and as we know can be very misleading. We only hear what he wants us to know, he tries to get us on his side and make us believe his wife is the weird one. This is a key aspect to take into my performance, because I need to read this as if I am the main character and get the audience to side with me, like the reading tries to do. I need to read it like I have a real problem with my wife and I just need to relax and talk to someone about her. There are three characters in this short story, the husband, Mae, and Jack McMorrow. The husband, from what I can see in the story is a relaxed individual who is sick and tired of listening to Mae complain about him, her non stop questioning, and how emotional unstable she
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