The Day of the Locust - Chapters 11 and 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 11 and 12 Summary

Homer's life was a series of lackluster days until the knock on the door that revealed Harry Greener. He was there to sell his silver polish and made his way inside under the guise of needing a glass of water. His selling routine was part clown, part carnival, and Homer grew increasingly irritated at the intrusion. Harry's act was not all insincere. He began having chest pains and gasping for air. He asked Homer to call to his daughter outside in the car. That's the first time Homer saw Faye Greener.

After Faye and Homer determined that Harry just needed some rest, Homer fixed lunch for them, and Faye told him about her plans to become a movie star. She had no interest in Homer's life, so he just quit talking and basked in her glow. Harry, now recovered a bit, inquired about Homer's situation...

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