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Breaking Bad Character Analysis

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Ralph Moody, an American author, once said, “Son, there are times a man has to do things he doesn't like to, in order to protect his family.” A father has many responsibilities regarding his family, whether it's to support them financially, physically protect them, or be their for their children. To accomplish these responsibilities, fathers make countless sacrifices. In the hit T.V. series Breaking Bad, written and produced by Vince Gilligan, the main character Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, must make these sacrifices to ensure his family’s well being. Although not all fathers in this position make the best decisions or choose the right means of supporting their family, they always put family first. Walter White, no matter how obscure and unorthodox his means of making money for his family are, does what he has to do to support his wife, son, and newborn child. Breaking Bad is set in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Walter White, protagonist of the show, teaches chemistry at the local high school. Unfortunately, his teaching job doesn’t make him enough money so he works a job at a car wash as well. Walter has a wife named Skyler, a son named Walter Jr., who suffers from cerebral palsy, and is expecting a second child. Within all the stresses of working two jobs and trying to care for his family, Walt receives tragic news. He is diagnosed with lung cancer, which in its stage is untreatable. Struck with the tragic news, Walt must find a way to leave his family with a stable
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