On the other hand, Jeffery in The 400 pound CEO suppresses his anger and indignation caused by day to day treatment bestowed by his colleagues. He is good natured and optimistic about life and thinks he deserves a second chance at happiness. He is portrayed as an optimist with a high degree of hope throughout the story. He believes that if he is good natured and sociable; it might change people’s behaviors and perception of him. In the story, he kills Tim in the process of trying to save an innocent girl’s life. He commits the murder ‘sick with rage’ knowing that Tim was a cruel monster. He always exposed Tim as a guilty person. Although Jeffery commits the crime, his intention is always to protect others, which he has difficulty expressing due to fear of being mocked (Saunders 59). This lack of self expression was the cause of the bottled up anger.Saunders’ writing style expresses optimism and fatalism in both the short stories to make his satire thoughtful. In the Wavemaker Falters, Saunders mentions narrator’s pessimistic character in his dealings with Simone. The narrator shows extreme cupidity with Simone’s happiness. He goes to Leon’s office and waits for Simon to come out ‘flushed and happy’. “He wants to jumps out and confront her but he doesn’t” (Saunders 42). Even when. he gathers courage to confront his wife regarding her affair with Leon; he is put down by Simone who openly accepted her affections for Leon. He accepts the fact that Simon’s relationship with Leon will continue no matter what he does (Saunders 43). Hence he becomes all the more dejected and lacks enthusiasm to recapture what is truly his.