Short Essay Questions Key
1. What does Bruno reveal about himself in this opening section?
Bruno reveals he will be heading to Sante Fe for a vacation, and his mother will be joining him in a few days. Bruno, who is twenty-five and from a wealthy Great Neck family on Long Island, laments that his father won't release to him his income because he thinks he is lazy and won't work.
2. What does Bruno say about murder in this section?
Bruno forces Guy to admit that he's considered killing someone before insisting that anyone can commit a murder. He then asks if Guy had ever considered murdering his wife Miriam. Though Guy tells him it has never crossed his mind, Bruno continues talking about murdering his father, and Miriam.
3. What are Guy's feelings for Miriam when he meets her in this section?
Miriam tells Guy that she wants to go away with him to Florida until her child is born, but the very thought disgusts Guy and he refuses. Guy realizes that he doesn't love her but pities her.
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