Short Essay Answer Key
1. What is significant about Hunter S. Thompson's description of himself?
Thompson does not provide himself with a particularly flattering description. He admits to being something of a freak and, although he cuts back on his drug intake, he still indulges frequently in alcohol and marijuana. For him, it is important that the readers are all made aware of this, as it not only explains his behavior, but also his tendencies to work up to and after a deadline.
2. In the Introduction, how does Thompson explain his drug use?
Thompson tells readers to imagine a person who spends a good portion of his time stoned, but with no consequences for his behavior. In his mind, that individual would be permanently affected and at times his behavior may be a little "off."
3. Describe the different votes Thompson discusses in "January."
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