The man of action Bobby was in his car with a woman referred to only as the Fox

The man of action bobby was in his car with a woman

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inside, a man of action with an unfamiliar face jumps out instead. The man of action, Bobby, was in his car with a woman referred to only as the Fox. The narrator drops his keys in a frantic, and is met with a kick to the mouth by Bobby. The narrator and his cohorts attack the stranger, including the narrator using a tire iron from inside his vehicle to beat up Bobby. With Bobby on the ground, bleeding, the three principle characters attempt to rape the defenseless woman. Right
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Cook 2 on time to prevent the second assault, two young men driving a Pontiac Trans Am drive onto the lake property, causing the narrator, Digby and Jeff to scatter. Running separately from his peers, the narrator dives into Greasy Lake where he comes face to face with a floating corpse. Realizing through an epiphany, caused by seeing this corpse, how dangerous of a life he and his friends are living, the narrator is visibly shaken and simply wishes to be at home. The narrator, Digby, and Jeff are all young men who believe them to be reckless and wild. The narrator describes one of his favorite pastimes as, “watch[ing] a girl take off her clothes and plunge into the festering murk, drink[ing] beer, [and] smok[ing] pot,” This characterization leads the reader to believe that the narrator and his associates are tough as nails.
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