Penn and his Protagonist in “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”

Sean Penn is known to be outspoken and creative in his thoughts which is clearly justified in his book called “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”. If you are not an avid book reader, you might not understand everything in the book and you might want to keep a dictionary handy. The fictional character in Penn’s debut novel is named Bob Honey, who according to the author, leads a rather abnormal life. Bob tries to express himself as a social person although his antisocial character finally takes the lead. The author also uses Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff as a platform to infer to celebrities who are not involved in politics. Penn mentions a lot of social issues troubling the world right now and mentions the absurdity of people dealing with them as he believes that they are totally solvable.

If you have known Penn as a person, then you are bound to find some similarities between him and the central character in the book, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”. Both the individuals are not only discontent with the existing political storm but also have a strong desire to help people on humanitarian grounds. In the novel, Bob Honey travels to Iraq to analyze the devastation post the war era and also expresses his ways to help people affected by the hurricane in America. In real life, Sean Penn also made efforts in terms of organizing boats for people trapped by waters of Hurricane Katrina. When you pay deep attention to the book, you will notice that Bob Honey is more inclined towards the left wing’s politics, however, he does not stand with the #MeToo movement.

Sean Penn has presented Bob Honey as a very interesting character who is not only bold but also is ready to take up the challenge with the current President of the United States on Twitter. In this section of the book, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”, Penn expresses his disagreement and discontent at the President’s tweets and how they are bullying at times to a lot of American people. He also refers to the commander-in-chief as a landlord. Bob Honey also mentions how there were millions of women who marched on the inauguration day of the President and how that trumped the inauguration numbers. Penn also mentions about the Parkland shooting in one of his interviews and he applauded the courage of the students during those tough times. He also mentions that Bob Honey’s character is not promoting any form of violence in any way.

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