The concluding portion of Section Six brings many strands of action and many motifs together

The concluding portion of Section Six brings many strands of action and many motifs together

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The concluding portion of Section Six brings many strands of action and many motifs together.  Helen's unsatisfactory date with Nat shows his persistent urge to exploit her, and his remark about  Frank being a dago reveals the kind of degrading ethnic judgment that Helen and Frank have been  trying to overcome. Then, when Ward Minogue accosts Helen in the park, he becomes a kind of degraded version of  Nat's exploitativeness. Consumed by hatred, anesthetized by liquor, Ward tells Helen he wants only  "what you give that wop." Ward's violence and attempted rape show once more that he reduces all  other people to objects to be hated or used for his own satisfaction. His "I'm personally a fine guy —  son of a cop" is the ultimate of cynicism, a mockery of ordinary decency, and his remark that his 
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