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The conclusion of Section Eight leaves the reader uncomfortably anticipating how Frank will continue

The conclusion of Section Eight leaves the reader uncomfortably anticipating how Frank will continue

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The conclusion of Section Eight leaves the reader uncomfortably anticipating how Frank will continue  his relationship with the Bobers and, consequently, how he will solve his quest for salvation. The rift  between Morris and Frank seems irreparable. With great skill, however, Malamud interweaves  resolutions for the painful destinies of Ward and Morris, and introduces new hope for a situation in  which Frank can continue his struggles. Ward has lived with an almost complete disregard of consequences, focusing always on the  pleasures of the moment and the sordid joys of sadistic revenge, both traits which are residual in  Frank and which have been acted out in his relationship with the Bobers, and which appeared in  Ward's attempt to rape Helen. Ward's illness leads him to seek momentary relief in drinking. The fact 
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