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A Charater Analysis Of Walter Faber Homo Faber

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A Character Analysis of Walter Faber "Homo Faber" by Max Frisch

Max Frisch, a Swiss author born in 1911, wrote this novel, "Homo Faber" in the span of a month during 1957. Michael Bullock first translated this book from German to English in 1994. Like many other of his books he bases it on individuality of ones self. We can quickly see that develop during the first few pages of the book, as he believes in existentialism. Existentialism is the belief that in ones life they must choose their own path without living up to anyone else's standards. Because of this freedom to choose our own path in life we must withhold our responsibilities and commitments, which the narrator end up ...view middle of the document...

"Time: 11:05 A.M. I wound up my watch." Here we have the time and a short direct sentence stating no more then the time and action. This gives the reader a definite idea that the narrator must have everything to time. Either this, or he is extremely restless, as a person tends to check the time frequently when they are bored or waiting.

Having all these doubts and uncertainties about Walter Faber makes it difficult to categorize him as a flat or round character. Most main characters are round but in this book the narrator (main character) seems to withhold the same personality and importance to the book. He remains flat but that could always be questioned on whether his motives change throughout the novel.

According to Walter, everything must make sense and cannot accept things he does not understand. This could be the reason for his lack of the spectrum of human emotions. After the tragic plane crash he begins to loosen his grip on reality. This is a big turning point in the story as this symbolises the failure of technology to Walter. Everything he believed in, failed him.

After this event he takes a boat, something a little more reliable. With this fate brings him to his lover and unknown daughter, Sabeth. He falls in love with her and for once clearly shows his gleeful emotions. He even seems a little obsessed after they first meet. Sadly while on holiday she gets bitten by a snake and falls on her head. She is taken to the hospital and dies shortly after. It is here he finds out that she is his daughter. He continues to blame himself for not noticing the similarities between her and Hanna, his ex-girlfriend. While Sabeth is hospitalised Walter seems a little detached, as he cannot understand why Hanna feels like her life was ruined.

""Hanna," I said, "you're behaving like a hen.""

Walter appears to take the situation easily as he says this a little jokingly. He compares Hanna to a hen using a simile, which implies that she is holding very tightly onto her child and keeping a close...

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