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Quote #4

Maybe Walter's thinking about a meatless, pain-free potluck he went to last weekend or the ozone or the Earth's desperate need to stop cruel product testing on animals, but probably he's not. (6.83)

Our narrator wonders if other guys are having the same violent thoughts that go through his head. What do you think Walter is thinking about?

Quote #5

"This is a chemical burn [...] and it will hurt more than you've ever been burned." (9.2)

The lye kiss is a combination of love and violence. Normally kisses are passionate and romantic but this one hurts more than anything our narrator has ever felt before.

Quote #6

"Get it out [...] Trust me. You'll feel a lot better. You'll feel great." (15.43)

Tyler goads the union president into beating him up. We've heard that violence doesn't solve any problems, but this violent act pays off well for Tyler. The guy who beat him up, though... we doubt he came out well in the end.

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