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American Beauty – Lester Burnham Character Analysis
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The character I chose to analyze from American Beauty is Lester Burnham. Lester is a forty-year-old American man going through what seems to be a midlife crisis. Lester also shows signs of depression. In the opening scene of the movie, Lester says, “My name is Lester Burnham…In less than a year, I’ll be dead. Of course, I don’t know that yet. And in a way, I’m dead already” (Mendes, 1999). Throughout the movie, Lester’s many challenges are shown; he is not…...
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