Three Ex Presidents and James Franco by John Buchanan is a diaristic account of a quiet man that starts with a boring life. The man becomes engrossed in a Presidential play that seems to be occurring in his head. A woman named Fiona introduces the play into the man's conversations, and the Presidents become part of his mind.
The man's insights and relationships build during the story, and he gets thrown into Jake's closet. The scenes spin into mirrors of the man in his relationships. The tone of the innocuous beginning of the story held an idled life, and it turns into a rich chaos of unusually violent episodes. The end suggests that the man could have played all of the roles in his relationships.
The man progresses from an insensible boredom that lacks responsibilities into a series of tangled relationships with idealistic friends. The people are not much unlike him, but he brings along a sense of curiosity that they don't have. Fiona enters into the story to start the man's play at its beginning. She moves the man's easy-going life into chaos where he assuredly trips into something too big for him. His innocence gets lost without a fight.
President Bill Clinton has the leading role at the end, and the man's friends have become symbols describing his personality. His friends have become part of a new perspective that includes his delusional fame for his own uniqueness.
Jasmine Jennifer McAlpine