How did Nick get the money to afford The Bar? How might this impact his relationship with Amy? What does this say about Nick as a character?
Nick borrows the money to start the bar from his wife. Encourage students to look at Nick's words regarding Amy, her money, and Nick's frustration at his lack of ability to 'provide.' Why might Nick feel so much pressure to be the breadwinner? (Here, you may want to address the social pressures of traditional masculinity, and Nick's fervent need to fulfill a traditionally masculine role.) Also consider why Nick would take the money in the first place, if it's only going to make him feel inadequate later. Consider why Amy's...
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