Bad News (Patrick Melrose) Quotes

Aubyn, Edward St.
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I’ve made a hell of a lot of money, and I figured it was time to enjoy some of the good things in life.
-- Earl Hammer (chapter 1)

Importance: Earl Hammer says this during his conversation with Patrick on the airplane. Earl is presented as happy, gregarious, and thankful for the monetary fortune he has made. Earl is a foil for Patrick, who is sad, misanthropic, and feels guilty about the large monetary fortune he has simply by being born to wealthy parents.

...he set out for a walk through Hyde Park, tears stinging his eyes.
-- Narration (chapter 1)

Importance: This line of narration refers to the fact that, after learning of his father's death, Patrick went on a walk and cried. Patrick's display of grief is incongruous with his overall sense of hatred for his father, and thus the narrative begins to develop the more complicated nature of Patrick's feelings towards his father.

...his father had cheated...
-- Narration (chapter 2)

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