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In the peer-reviewed article “Everybody Deserves a Security Blanket”, the author writes: Drawing a comic strip was Charles Schulz’s way of transferring his own character into an art form, of transforming his character into multiple characters whose authentic qualities forcefully connected with the emotional lives of his readers (Caron, 146) . 2
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This theory is quite probable considering the definitive attributes of all the characters, each possessing a singular personality trait that defines who they are and what role they play in the story . For starters, there is the one and only Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown is the “lovable loser” . He is thrown all of life’s misfortune, yet refuses to give up . He is often teased and taunted but remains true to who he is, although significantly melancholy . The main character of Charlie Brown is formed around the average person, just wanting to fit in and do well, yet has to go through the suffering that comes with life . His character is one of reality, leaving his fans with hope and encouragement. Next, there is the unforgettable Snoopy . As Charlie Brown’s dog, Snoopy plays the role of his owner’s opposite. In contrast to Charlie, Snoopy is confident and care free . He has an infinite imagination and is often considered the dreamer of the group. Snoopy’s influence on Peanuts is a peace-making one . As the only animal featured as a character in the animation, Snoopy has the freedom to escape to fantasy worlds, an attribute the other characters do not have . However, not all the characters can be as lovable as Charlie Brown and his pet . The character of Lucy is a sassy young girl who, despite how she treats her friends, has an ambitious mind and confident attitude . Confirming the idea that Schulz created his characters from different parts of himself, he quotes: Lucy comes from that part of me that’s capable of saying mean and sarcastic things, which is not a good trait to have, so Lucy gives me a good outlet. But each character has a weakness and Lucy’s weakness is Schroeder (“Peanuts Characters”) . 3
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One of the major ideas that comes from this quote is that each character has a weakness . This is an important detail that Schulz brilliantly included in his animations . If it weren’t for these weaknesses, the characters would be unrealistic and hard to relate to, a crucial part of what makes Peanuts such a popular cartoon . Another important character to mention is Linus . Linus is known as the insecure genius of the bunch . Although he can be timid and babied by the other characters, Linus is often the voice of reason . He is the humble hero who is overlooked by his peers, which results in his oblivious nature in regards to his intelligence . Arguably, the most well-known moment in Peanuts history is that in which Linus shares what Christmas is all about in the end of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” .
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