Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #4

Here at cockroach level [...] titans and their gigantic wives drink barrels of champagne and bellow at each other wearing diamonds bigger than I feel. (10.6)

Stuck in an elevator, our narrator and Tyler are at foot level to the rich people who tower above them. It's a very 99% vs. 1% scene, with the feeling that the 1% could stomp on the 99% at any moment.

Quote #5

The doctors and everyone were so excited because they thought you had this new cancer. (13.22)

What is this line commenting on? Health care? Self-worth? Something totally different? Having a rare disease makes a person pretty valuable in the medical community, as morbid as that might be.

Quote #6

"You don't care where I live or how I feel, or what I eat or how I feed my kids or how I pay the doctor if I get sick, and yes I am stupid and bored and weak, but I am still your responsibility." (15.39)

Here Tyler goes again, speaking out about something that will always be a hot-button political issue. Should wealthy people help the less fortunate?

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