Rob describes each of these failed relationships, from first meeting a woman to dating her to the inevitable rejection. His purpose in detailing these painful experiences for his readers is to explain to them why his most recent breakup, with his girlfriend Laura, does not qualify for the list.
So who is Rob Fleming? Readers know that Rob owns a record store and ranking close to his love of having women around him, Rob loves music. He knows more about music than he appears to know about himself. For example, Rob makes a lot of misstatements about his feelings for Laura.
In other words, he really believes what he states, at least on the surface of things. However, the author is messing with the readers. Rob loves and misses Laura, though he is hard pressed to admit it, and she has hurt him a lot. But this is how Rob goes through life.
He has little confidence and is not brazen enough to admit that he might just have a little more appeal than he dare claim. At one point he describes himself as average: He obviously is handsome enough and attractive in other ways to get women to be interested in him. But Rob discounts this because he just looks at the end of his relationships with women, when they walk away.
He pays little attention to the fact that his lack of confidence and thus his constant need to be reassured might just be driving the women away.
Rob is his own worst enemy. He believes he is not worthy and therefore he is. He is the creator of his worst nightmares. But Rob is a very likable character too.
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High Fidelity is a basic love story, but the author has made a ubiquitous theme unique by incorporating the protagonist’s undying love of music. High Fidelity wouldn’t be as good if it outright analyzed or defined Rob, but through the perceptive, wry and often judgmental narration, we discover the character ourselves.
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Rob Fleming is the only character that readers get to know in Hornby’s High Fidelity. Rob is the narrator, and most of what happens does so through Rob’s point of reference and interpretation.
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