Breakfast of Champions - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 Summary

Bunny Hoover, Dwayne's homosexual son, dresses for work. Bunny is pale, thin to the point of gaunt, and horribly alone. He works as a pianist in a hotel lounge and spends his hours playing piano while his mind is in a transcendental trance. Bunny recalls that at the age of ten he told Dwayne that he wanted to be a woman. Dwayne responded by shipping Bunny to a military academy. Bunny performed exceptionally well at the school but now lives on skid row. The narrator notes that both Bunny's mother, Celia, and the narrator's own mother were crazy.

Chapter 17 Analysis

Bunny's background is lightly explained in Chapter 17. Although he excelled at military school, his current life appears fairly meaningless and he is totally alone. While Bunny plays piano his mind wanders through the cosmos. The narrator makes another narrative intrusion - a technique...

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