What do you make of the narrators inclination towards violence during his fight with Holly?
The narrator's inclination towards violence seems to be driven by two different emotions: sexual desire and anger. The first time the narrator's hand flinches is when Holly, laying topless on her stomach and being massaged by the narrator, insults the narrator's work. The narrator expresses, "My hand, smoothing oil on her skin, seemed to have a temper of its own: it yearned to raise itself and come down on her buttocks." Interestingly, the narrator is aware of another side of himself; he describes his hand as having a "temper of its own," indicating that he was not consciously...
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