This long chapter offers proportionally a great deal of both thematic and basic plot material

This long chapter offers proportionally a great deal of both thematic and basic plot material

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Unformatted text preview: This long chapter offers proportionally a great deal of both thematic and basic plot material. In general, it centers on the new relationship between Faye and Homer. Faye's going to live with Homer provides plot continuity and an opportunity for Tod to observe Faye and Homer together and to contrast his own situation with Homer's. Homer's agreement to sponsor Faye until she can become a movie star resembles a trite, unrealistic film script, and the idea that Faye can become a star is absurd. The emphasis on dressing her up for her new pursuit continues the satire on packaging as a key to Hollywood success, and the new relationship of the sexually repressed Homer with Faye is filled with an overpowering foreboding of terrible, eventual violence. Tod's refusal to advise Homer about legal arrangements for Homer's "contract" with Faye indicates that Tod sees that this...
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