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Volume 7 Issue 7
July-2020
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2007408

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869-874

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Title

Tommy Wilhelm: In quest of love

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2349-5162

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"Tommy Wilhelm: In quest of love", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 7, page no.869-874, July-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2007408.pdf

Abstract

The article aims to provide certain assertions about the character Tommy Wilhelm who unlike other members of the society longs for love and compassion and through which he steps to glory: discovers the true meaning of life. The study was documentary analysis type. Data and information were collected from secondary sources. Data and information were collected from Books, Research report, Journal, Internet etc. From all the sources it was found that Tommy Wilhelm was the central character of the Saul Bellow`s novella, Seize the Day. He was presented as a failure in his life and was a very lonely being who is almost trapped within social demands. He was a unsuccessful husband, unsuccessful actor and unsuccessful son of his father. He was occupied gravely in a fight for endurance. He had no greed for money so he never hankered after money. He only tried to earn money to support his family. According to social notion he fails in his personal life, he suffers, he is spurned, he is prostrated, he is turned into a puppet at the hands of scrubby opportunist, his hope is ever crossed, and his mind suffers the stings of torments. According to his opinion he crumbles but he is not completely crushed. He knows his limits so he was away from the dark forces of materialism. Though he was a failure, he inwardly vows to continue his struggle against the stream. Being trapped in the money-cultured world, he longs for sympathy, for affection, for love. He feels the necessity of human touch and relationship. Throughout the novella he hankers after a little warmth which not his father nor his wife could supply him. He fights a lonely battle against selfishness, cold heartedness and cynicism of the modern world and ultimately triumphs.

Key Words

Love, humanity, human relationship, modern predicament, materialism

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"Tommy Wilhelm: In quest of love", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 7, page no. pp869-874, July-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2007408.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2007408
Registration ID: 235383
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 7 | Year July-2020
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Page No: 869-874
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Tommy Wilhelm: In quest of love", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 7, page no. pp869-874, July-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2007408.pdf




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