Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Part II: Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part II: Chapter 5 Summary

In order to keep Thompson from leaving, the attorney phones the girl at the Americana. He tells her that he has had a violent altercation with Thompson and is being trailed by the police. She is not to call him again, or the police will track her down as well.

With the trouble with the girl settled, the attorney advises Thompson to take a hit of adrenochrome, an extremely potent stimulant. The effect is dreadful. Taking no more than a drop, quickly Thompson's maniacal energy deteriorates to a state of paralysis. Hours afterward, though able to move and talk again, he remains a babbling wreck. He has gone without sleep for approximately eighty hours, and at noon the following day must somehow blend unnoticeably into the narcotics seminar.

Part II: Chapter 5 Analysis

When he falls under the paralyzing influence...

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