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The Day of the Locust Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 17 Summary

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Chapter 17 Summary

Tod intentionally gets drunk on the day of Harry's funeral. He wants the courage to speak to Faye about her decision. By the time he gets to the funeral parlor, he is well past brave and headed into ugly. He respectfully looks at Harry in his coffin and thinks that they've made him up to look like he belongs in a minstrel show.

When Tod catches sight of Faye, he thinks that she has never looked more beautiful. She wears a tight black dress, and her hair is done up in a bun under a black straw hat. He certainly admires the way she looks, but he can't help but cringe, when he remembers how she earned the money to buy her new outfit.

Tod pulls Faye away to a separate room to talk before the service begins. He kisses her and wants more, but she resists...

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