Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why is the narrator unreliable?
The narrator to this book is unreliable because he is telling the story of his own life, and also because he is a drug addict.
2. What does the narrator repeat over and over in the Prologue, and why?
The narrator states over and over in the Prologue, "I can't stop." He says this because he realizes that his life is no good, but he is so addicted to heroin that he cannot make himself break out of the habits that make his life so unbearable.
3. Why does the narrator say he ruined Candy's life?
The narrator says that he ruined Candy's life by introducing her to heroin and getting her addicted to something she would probably not have found without him.
4. What happens to the narrator during the drought?
During the first drought in the book, the narrator is unable to find any heroin to buy from his regular dealers or his friends.
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