Don't Stop the Carnival - The First Day Summary & Analysis

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The First Day Summary

Lester Atlas leaves Amerigo in high spirits, convinced that he's been a regular Santa Claus to Paperman in arranging his purchase of the resort, while Paperman has come to see his friend as a "human rhinoceros." Once he stops smarting from what he perceives as the short end of the real estate transaction, Paperman returns to the resort, gets into relaxing clothes and sips a martini, which helps his state of mind. He agrees to meet with Thor, the blue-eyed, blond Swedish bartender/office manager, to go over the books. When he steps into the business office, which feels like an oven, Paperman immediately decides to buy an air conditioner. He also tells Thor he'll give him a raise when it becomes apparent that the finances and day-to-day operations are in good order.

Yet, Thor startles Paperman with the...

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