Other ideas are important in this dialogue

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Other ideas are important in this dialogue. Frank's protest that he helps Morris in order to repay him  for kindness, and Frank's protest that he won't get stuck in a grocery store, are more than a little  insincere, for he clings to Morris in hope of some kind of salvation, and his plans for the future  remain very hazy. His assertion to Helen that he is thinking of starting college comes without any  preparation in the novel and is partly genuine aspiration and partly an attempt to awaken interest in  Helen — to show her in terms she can admire that he is not just an ordinary guy. His comment that  an acquaintance of his started college late but is now "making his pile" shows that Frank cannot  separate education and materialistic pursuits. Helen takes no exception to his remarks. Her own financial needs contribute to her somewhat mixed 
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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