Dean is a important character, but i don’t think that he is the center of the novel. I believe this because i tend to always see the main center character as the author or who the author personifies themselves as, in this case Sal. Also a center character to me is one who grows in the novel, one who adapts, changes etc. Dean is already portrayed as many things, like smart, cool, guy with all the girls etc, Sal in the other hand is the one in which needs learning, so thats why i think dean can’t be a center character because he is already up there in the sense of life, whereas Sal still is developing. This also connects to why Sal admires Dean so much, because of his success, he see’s him as this mysterious man that he needs to unveil.
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