At this point, you have written and researched on the Classic Western Hero. You know the different plots, and I think you get the point: Heroes undergo change. Some make sacrifices for the cause, some act out of selfish ambition, but all of them exhibit some sort of weakness that keeps them from reaching their full potential. Read this article on heroism; for the sake of argument, assume that it is largely true. Then answer the following prompt:
What do you think Martin Dressler represents, and how does Millhauser use him to tell a greater story?