How does the death of Dick's father affect his downward spiral? What other behaviors of Dick's point towards his deteriorating state?
Students should discuss Dick's view of his father as a strong moral compass, as well as the fact that he is all Dick considered as family, given his contentious relationship with the Warrens. They should also discuss his relationship with alcohol and instances of when they've seen him drinking heavily, and his interaction with Albert McKisco in chapter xix, who has now become more successful than Dick.
Dick becomes increasingly demystified with Rosemary throughout Book 2 after reuniting with her. After they consummate their...
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