Ignatius J. Reilly In A Confederacy Of Dunces

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The novel “A Confederacy of Dunces” written by John Kennedy Toole tells the story of Ignatius J. Riley; A middle aged overweight and slothful genius. Who after earning a Master’s Degree, is still incapable of finding reputable employment and still lives with his mother. Ignatius J. Reilly is by far one of the most hilarious, pessimistic characters you will find in a novel. The story is set in New Orleans, and Toole does a great job incorporating the accents and dialect of the natives, as well as accurate description of the geographic locations into the novel; Thereby, bringing the colorful spirit of the city of New Orleans close to the heart of the story. Although there is a sense of sadness for some of the characters and situations, most of
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