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10. Who is Arnold Friend? Do you thin his is appropriately named? What is the significance of his car? His clothing? His language?

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Arnold Friend is a thirty year old deviate. He is aptly named because ironically, he is no friend. He stuffs his shoes to increase his height, and he walks funny (think it might be because of the stuffing?). As far as the car, he's had his picture painted on the side, and the picture makes him look like a pumpkin (think Halloween). He talks like a teenager.