Choices and Decisions
In “The Bird Artist” there are many different obstacles that each character faces throughout the book. One of the main ideas the author presents is how each character will react to the problem ahead of them. This is idea of how each character will react to the situation ahead of them is fateful in their development throughout the book. The main character, Fabian Vas, faces different situations that call for decisions and choices that may differ and he must find that right one to go with. The same goes for Enoch Handle, the father of Margaret Handle. He has a job that calls for him to leave his daughter alone for many months at a time and this affects their relationship. This book is great at putting its main characters into situations that will change their lives forever.
During the first couple chapters of “The Bird Artist” it is stated that both Enoch and Fabian are hard workers. The author says that Fabian works many different jobs to get many to support his desire for drawing birds. Fabian is a dedicated to his love of ‘bird art” and must work many jobs to be able to pay for his supplies and he also has to pay for criticism from his idol, Isaac Sprague. Fabian also chooses to work and draw his birds rather than establish a relationship with Margaret Handle. Throughout the book, she seems to be attracted to him and leads him on. She wants to be around Fabian as much as possible and even gets in bed with him, naked. Regardless of all this, he still chooses to do want is needed to further to his artistry career.
Enoch Handle is a mailman that must travel up and down the eastern coast to collect mail to bring back to Newfoundland. He has to face the decision on whether or not to leave his daughter, Margaret, for long periods of time. By leaving her for such long periods of time, their relationship becomes worn down and is greatly affected. Margaret feels that she is alone in the world and she must turn to Fabian for companionship. Enoch...