Study Guide

The Day of the Locust Chapter 3

By Nathanael West

Chapter 3

  • Tod naps until eight and follows it up by obsessing over a photo of Faye. Seems like a charmer, this one.
  • The photo is from a movie Faye played a bit part in. She was awful. She looked good, though, which is all Tod seems to be concerned about.
  • Tod rambles about Faye's expression looking "closer to murder than to love," which confirms our suspicions—this dude is nutso (3.8).
  • But, sadly, we can't do this all night folks—Tod has to get to a party at Clade Estee's house.