What is Bogart's character like in Miguel Street?

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Bogart is certainly a strange character. Rather than embrace his own personality and skills, Bogart attempts to personify cultural icon Humphrey Bogart. Bogart seeks to impress the other men on the street, and when he often disappears, he comes back with elaborate tall tales about his life as a 1940s era gangster.

In reality, Bogart's life and character is not the impressive lie he has constructed. Bogart impregnates a woman who he is not married to and later is arrested for bigamy after going through a wedding ceremony with a woman while still being married. Bogart is similar to most of the men on Miguel Street in that he is misogynistic and emotionally irresponsible. Bogart is only really concerned with impressing the other men on Miguel Street.

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