Short Essay Questions Key
1. What type of person does the narrator seem to be?
The narrator seems to be a quick-witted, stereotypical male. He makes comments about strange women whom he sees on the street; and makes smart comments to the client who goes to his office. Further, he appears to be a stereotypical "gumshoe"; tough, cynical, with a smart mouth, but serious about his work.
2. What type of person does Patty Giacomin seem to be?
At first, Patty Giacomin appears to be the stereotypical blonde-bombshell damsel-in-distress. She goes into Mr. Spenser's office flaunting her "charms" and batting her eyelashes, pleading to him for help while stroking his ego. She appears to be wealthy, and based on the way that she talks, as well as her body language, it seems that she is used to getting her way by using both her looks and her money.
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