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Thursday, January 13, 2011
Jonathan Franzen Character Outline
I'm reading the Paris Review interview with Jonathan Franzen as we speak. The article opens with a page from Franzen's notes on the Joey character in Freedom. I couldn't help but scan it for y'all. Franzen seems to have used the chart to move along character development in tandem with plot.
I guess I was particularly interested in his mapping of the Joey attributes since many readers viewed Joey as Franzen's crowning achievement in the storyline.