What did Charlie, Sam, Patrick, Craig, and Bob discuss at the Big Boy? Why is this discussion important in the context of the novel?
They discuss authenticity, hero worship, and the value of comparisons after Charlie mentions a magazine interview that compared Kurt Cobain to John Lennon. It's an important conversation because it makes Charlie feel like he's "participating" and belies his optimistic attitude -- he says he didn't want to ruin the fun his friends were having being cynical. The conversation t also touches on some of the central themes of the novel. Identity, authenticity, and "context" are all important components of the story, and Charlie's approach to the...
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