Who Is Rosen? What Is His Function In Story "Take Pity"?


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Rosen is the Hero of the story "Take Pity". He was middle age, weak, sick and thin man. He was with one kidney so his physical condition did not expect to live much longer.
We note his feeling of loneliness and desire to have a life partner. At this age he was still a bachelor, and stood in urgent need of a wife who could look after him or just talk to him at home. He had already retired as a coffee salesman, and now he had all the time at his home at his own disposal.

Rosen was mature, experienced and wise businessman who understood the ins and outs at least retail and wholesale business. He was in an excellent position to advise in business matters if not able to participate in them actively.

He was a man of almost complete human sympathy. He looked at the small daughters of Eva as his own and was all the time concerned about their future. He wanted to have some future arrangements for them. He was even ready to look after them firstly by providing them his house and then by marrying their mother.

He was a man of superb patience. He went on hearing and tolerating the harsh and bitter talk of Eva and her rejections of his proposals and offers.

There is also a negative aspect of his character, that is, the way he degraded or debased himself in the presence of Eva, in his humble requests to her to do something for her and to marry him.

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