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The Natural

The book The Natural by Bernard Malamud has several different themes. The first theme is mythology; there are several different mythology references in The Natural. The first reference is the story of The Fisher King, where the knight Perceval fails to ask the king about the grail and therefore fails to save the people of the Wasteland. The second reference is a character in The Fisher King called Perceval, Perceval represents Roy Hobbs. Both the characters are unintelligent and uncultured. The second theme is the tragic flaw. Pop Fisher is the manager on the Knights. He is trying to lead the team into winning the pennant, which he has unfortunately not been able to do himself as a player and…