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What kind of man is Gallimard? Describe him in three adjectives and illustrate each adjective with the reference to his thoughts and actions.

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Gallimard is not, by his own admission, "witty or clever." An adjective that would apply to him is "dull." He admits that he is never the life of the party, and he is not very perceptive. For example, he believes that Song is so vulnerable and weak that he has to take care of her. In reality, of course, Song is far brighter than him. 

In his younger days, he was also not a lady's man. An adjective that could apply to him would be "meek." For example, he tells his friend Rene that "I'm afraid they'll say no—the girls. So I never ask." He likes to look at girlie magazines because he does not have the courage to face real women.

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