Essay on An Analysis Of Roy Hobbs 's The Novel ' The Natural '

828 Words Apr 10th, 2016 4 Pages
Who do you think about when you think of a great fictional baseball players? Is it Billy Chapel? Is it Rick “the Wild Thing” Vaughn? Is Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez? You might think it is one of those guys, however, you are wrong. The greatest fictional baseball character is Roy Hobbs. Roy Hobbs is character from the novel The Natural, which was later turned into a movie starring Robert Redford. Over the course of The Natural, Hobbs has to overcome life issues, relationship issues, and the issues are he faced on the baseball field.
Roy Hobbs deals with a lot of life issues throughout the novel and movie. Some of the major issues that he deals with are that he was shot, how he offered a bribe to lose games and the death of a mentor. During Hobbs first tryout, which was set up by his mentor Sam Simpson; unfortunately, Sam couldn’t make it since he passed away. Sam was like a father figure to Hobbs. During Hobbs tryout, he faced the aging slugger The Whammer, who he struck-out! However, Roy’s tryout impressed Harriet Bird. Bird seemed like loving and caring women who were interested in Hobbs and decided to follow to the train then eventually her hotel room. Where she would try to kill Roy Hobbs by shooting him since he told her he wants to be the baseball player of all-time. Another problem that Hobbs has to deal with is that he is offered bribes from the owner of the team and Gus Sands, who was a bookie. Roy was offered the bribe since he was actually helping the team win…

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