Thinner - by him being ninety to one hundred pounds...

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Thinner In the novel Thinner, Billy Halleck represents a wrongfully accused human with a curse to kill him. First off, Billy receives a curse from the oldest gypsy in North America after murdering his daughter while she was jaywalking. Since Billy did not get punished at any rate for this crime, the gypsies most likely felt they had to take matters into their own hands so they delivered the curse of "Thinner." The gypsies probably chose this curse for Billy was already approximately fifty pounds over weight, therefore they tried to kill him
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Unformatted text preview: by him being ninety to one hundred pounds underweight. In addition, the old man refused to take the spell off so drastic measures had to be taken, and they were. This decision was probably established because a crime was committed to the pack and the law had to be taken into their own hands. If one had the power to get revenge and not get criminally prosecuted then most everyone would jump at the chance. When a person is angry revenge could seem like the best cure yet a friendship or acquaintance could be lost and not recoverable....
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course EDS 103 taught by Professor White during the Spring '10 term at E. Kentucky.

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