The Day of the Locust - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 20 Summary

After a little while, Faye and Homer's relationship sours. She gets bored with their life and begins to persecute him. He responds with more servility and gifts. He is so unselfish that it makes her want to strike him. Toward the end, they stop at Tod's late one night, to get him to go to a club with them.

Homer doesn't drink and orders coffee, but Faye orders a champagne cocktail, anyway, and forces it to his closed lips. The drink dribbles off of Homer's chin. His resistance makes Faye even more contrary, and she proceeds to order a brandy. She accuses him of acting superior to her. Tod intervenes and asks her to dance. On the dance floor, he asks her to sleep with him. She tells him she couldn't do that, because she just doesn't love him.

When Tod and Faye return to the table...

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