What makes Zachariah Martin a likeable protagonist?

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pshaw1414 wrote:
07 Dec 2019, 22:21
I felt that his loyalty to Tally was very admirable. I also liked that he stood up to the government in order to ensure that Tally was well taken care of after his sickness took hold.
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I was instantly drawn to Martin. He's imbued with great qualities and values. His hard work, honesty, faithfulness to his girlfriend and many more endeared him to me.

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I like how he decided to drop his R's in an effort to speak in the more traditional sense of proper English. It's a unique situation to watch a character go through and I found it funny.
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Martin is a perfect illustration of the adage, "Behind every man there is always a woman." I admired his ability to exercise selfcontrol and blatant refusal to yield to peer influence. He is definitely my definition of an ideal man.
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I liked the fact that he was a patriot, a hardoworking man, and a man who loved his wife, being devoted and faithful to her.

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His inner strength and courage to fight the odds.
And most importantly, his true emotions, captured my heart.

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I loved his inner strength and courage, which makes him different from others. And most importantly, his true emotions, which captured my heart.

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Isn wrote:
07 Jan 2020, 05:36
I loved his inner strength and courage, which makes him different from others. And most importantly, his true emotions, which captured my heart.
Thank you.

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I loved the traits of Zachariah Martin because he was disciplined, hardworking, ready to learn, caring, loving and committed to his responsibilities. I really loved how he stood his ground in the game of slapies,he remained true to tally and gave an open ear to Palmer.

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He is a stand-up person, loyal, courageous and determined. I liked his loyalty to Talley. It was very beautiful and pleasant to me. I felt myself in those moments

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He was faithful to his girlfriend, he gave his job in the Navy his all, and he was just a good guy. He did not deserve the treatment he got from the VA.

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A very likable character. I liked his spirit most of all. He never let anything discourage his growth as an individual. He developed into one strong character.
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His patriotism, devotion, and loyalty are commendable. During the beginning of the story, he is seen as a naive country bumpkin. However, his adaptability is one of the reasons that he steadily matured mentally.

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