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We know from Tod's first encounter with Homer at the Greeners' in Chapter 6 that Homer is  fascinated with Faye. This chapter describes the first meeting of Homer and the Greeners, when  Harry came to his door with his silver polish routine. Homer's becoming romantically enmeshed for  the second significant action of his life is dramatized at length, and the portrait of Faye and Harry is  sketched in more detail than before. Harry manipulates Homer cleverly, partly by making him feel  cheap, but Harry ultimately becomes the victim of his own playacting when he finds that he really  is  ill. Unable to handle the situation except by pretending that his real illness is feigned, Harry is  trapped by his role-playing into putting himself into real danger by his clown-like exertions. Homer's response to Harry and to Faye demonstrates the combination of the puritan and the lecher 
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.

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