Whacko In World War Z

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In the novel World war z, I chose the character Whacko; he was the former president of the United States. He is a diverse Republican however; he is implied as being a Howard Dean that is a Democrat even though he points out that he once formed a bi-partisan ticket with Colin Powell that was a republican. It is obvious that the president and the vice president must come from the same political party. This is to mean that then even the former president popularly known as the “Big Guy” must have been a republican. Being the successor of the George Bush, he was responsible in cleaning up of the mess that was brought about by the Iraq war. This is prophesized that even in the end times, there would be war, where nations will be fighting each other.
Whacko unlike other characters does not represent problems that are presented in the novel, such as abuse of the political powers for their own selfish interests. As far as the characters in the novel are concerned, the president and Whacko are like Abbot and Costello, this is to mean that they have opposite personalities but eventually go together in reaching a common goal.
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While in office, he had to make some awful decisions by creating new criminal punishment systems that were practically using pillories. The worst part of his decisions is when he ordered complete destruction of some secessionist states that had been newly formed the time after the government made the decision of bugging out of the west Rookies which led to death of many American citizens. This signifies that the decision one makes may or may not been the rightful choice but throughout the novel, he is praised for being a president that was able to shoulder such a crushing burden to the nation at large. They carried a legacy although not perfect, but in the novel they portray a good example of decent

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