After reading the first section, what do we know about the narrator? What type of person is he?
Students should note that the narrator is now an older, more established writer who is able to use his earlier life experiences to craft a story. From the beginning of his story, the narrator's first apartment holds great significance; it is a symbol of his independence, adulthood, and exposure to the rich and diverse culture in New York City. When Holly pokes fun at the narrator's furniture and his new story, we become more aware of his fragility and naiveté as a young man. In this discussion, student's should point out the narrator's clear infatuation with Holly. For...
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