Chosen aspect: (idea) Lionel in Thought; Lionel in Speech
The major core conflict of the story and why or how this occurs. This should include the narrator’s inner conflict. (the conflicting Lionels: what he thinks vs what is said… underestimated) (300) (57)
Lionel Essrog: what’s the most interesting or compelling aspect of his character? Who would you choose to play him, and why?
Task 1 Poem
Meticulous, Tourretic genius; a poet in a storm
Friend/lover of sex, driving and food, that keep him in the norm
Who feels underestimated and rejected; different in every way
Who needs food and sex and Kimmery, to keep his storm at bay
Who would like to
Resident of his Tourett’s
Task 2 Scene
Close reading pages: 109-116
After going to see Julia to tell her about the death of her husband, Lionel got cornered by the detective and was forced into an “interrogation”. He takes the cop to Zeod’s and then The Casino before walking back to the L&L.
Train of thought…
Throughout this entire scene, we get to see just how easily people underestimate Lionel. Although the cop tries to interrogate Lionel, he cannot get any information out of him, which Lionel is very well aware of (116). The fact that the cop cannot even get Lionel’s name proves this. This scene is actually quite funny because of the role-reversal. The cop is supposed to be gathering information in order to find Frank Minna’s killer, but he is the one giving out information. Lionel learns a lot from the cop, which he plans to use to find the killer, which is supposed to be the cop’s job. Lionel intentionally brought him to Zeod’s, knowing that he would be called Crazy man. Calling Lionel crazy would hopefully hint the cop into lowering his guard, thinking that we would have the upper hand over a crazy person. This passage in the novel demonstrates just how smart Lionel actually is.
Task 3 Making Connections
Contrast with his meeting with Gerard
Compare with encounters with everyday people; Lionel in public