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The Natural is told from the point of view of a third-person omniscient narrator who delves into the psychological motivations of the characters.
The Natural by Bernard Malamud is narrated in past tense.
The Natural refers to the novel's protagonist, Roy Hobbs, a baseball prodigy who struggles to understand the value of talent and the meaning of success. Ironically, while Roy Hobbs may be a natural at baseball, he is also a tragic hero who must come to grips with the natural progression of his own downfall, both literally and metaphorically.
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