I need suggestions for a thesis statement for an essay on the novel The Natural by Bernard Malamud.

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An important theme of the novel The Natural by Bernard Malamud is the difference between material and career success and success as a human being. Although the protagonist of the novel, Roy Hobbs, is a talented baseball player, he lacks the maturity and skill to use his talent wisely. His eventual failure as a player and person is due to character failings, especially the inability to resist immediate gratification in order to achieve long term goals. He is also a morally...

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