How does Doc's second party differ from the first?
The most obvious difference between the first and second parties is that Doc is actually in attendance this time. This denotes a level of preparation that didn't exist last time, and is, of course, the most salient detail. Beyond that, however, there are a number of additional differences. Ask students to consider how this party came together: this time around, Mack didn't officially invite anybody; people simply showed up ready to party.
Consult Steinbeck's passage in chapter 29 about the "pathology" of a party. The best parties are the ones that come together organically and which have their own natural ebb and flow...
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