1. “Shut up. No one here is going to be homeless. There’s a place for crappy artists and their families. It’s called Queens.”
To fully understand this quote and its meaning, you need to understand the circumstances it was said under. Flick said this to the hallucination of his brother when he was stealing the lease agreement of a struggling artist's apartment for a man who said he would pay him for his time. This shows the personal struggles going on within him. He recognizes that his actions could lead to be someone become homeless, his hallucination, but he attempts to cover it up by justifying his actions. Also, it shows his personal conflict with money and survival vs. his 'humanity'.
"“Goddamn it!” I bellow, directing my rage at the catwalk. “Why am I teaching some stupid hillbilly how to talk? What’s next? Teaching goats how to slow dance? Pigs how to play the piano? This is not why I’m here, Mandel! When are you going to teach me something useful?”"
This quote occurs when Flick is attempting to teach one of the other students how to act and speak properly. He gets angry because this seems so basic to him. This means that he grew up in respectable society, despite living on the street for the past while. It means, not only is he physically fit and a good fighter, but is also intelligent and sophisticated.
2. I think this would be Flicks license plate, to remember his brother who loved Peter Pan and used to dress up as him. As well, when Flick has his hallucinations his brother is dressed as Peter Pan.
1."I can see the truth from where I'm standing now: in a darkened doorway that's been used as a urinal by every drunk on the block. The stench doesn't bother me that much anymore. Its's surprising what you grow used to... This is the first winter I've spent outdoors, and I'm still learning how to survive in the wild. Most of time, I'd force my self to stay put and endure the discomfort. But no one with a pocket worth picking has passed by my hiding spot, and i was just getting ready to call it a night."
This is an important quote because it sets the tone for the novel and how the character is living. It manages to develop the character by his narration "this is the first winter I've spent outdoors" meaning he lives on the streets, but has only started recently, and "no one with a pocket worth picking has passed by my hiding spot" meaning he is a pickpocket.
"The fashionable types who have invaded the Lower East Side say they appreciate the neighborhood’s “grittiness.” But they don’t want to see real misery out their front windows. So Pitt Street has been left to the rest of us. It remains one of the last cute-free zones in downtown Manhattan."
This isn't a very meaningful quote, but it displays the main area of the novel, the East Side of Manhattan in New York, which helps to develop the story by adding specific places.
A) It could be the construction site he slept at or Joi's house.
B) An "object" that displays the "occupation" of Flick could be the wallet he stole.
C) Something that represents the present time period in the book is the mention of iPhone's that Flick has stolen.
D) When Flick's brother appears to him while he is asleep shows that he may be under emotional distress because he's hallucinating.
What aspect or general themes from Giraldi Cinthio's 1565 "Hecatommithi" might make an interesting stage play for Shakespeare's adaptation?
It would be interesting to see the Moor and the Ensign plotting to kill Disdemona and the captain. It would be interesting to see the way they choose to do it and compare it to the way the did it in the movie O. It would also be interesting because its the Moor plotting the killing rather than the Ensign or Hugo in the movie.
Predict: How will Othello die? Suicide or Torture?
I think Othello will commit suicide rather than be killed by his wife's family as it happens in Hecatommithi.
1. What are Hugo's Motivations? Why does he manipulate the other characters?
Hugo is jealous about his Fathers relationship with Odin and the other members of the basketball team, and how he seems to hold it above his relationship with his son. Hugo feels that he (his father) loves Odin more than him, and his father even said he wishes that Odin was his son. I believe he manipulates the other characters because he his very self centered and believes that if he cant be happy then no one can be.
2. Why is Odin venerable to Hugo's Manipulations?
I think Odin is venerable because of the some of the personalty traits he displays, mainly jealousy and the hints at a troubled past. Odin is shown to be very jealous and slightly quick to anger, but also to be very in love with Desi. So when Hugo tells him the she is cheating on him it makes him angry and jealous and unable to think clearly he believes him and acts without