Giovanni's Room Quotes

This Study Guide consists of approximately 30 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Giovanni's Room.
This section contains 705 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Giovanni's Room Study Guide

"But, above all, I was suddenly afraid. It was borne in on me: But Joey is a boy. I saw suddenly the power in his thighs, in his arms, and in his loosely curled fists. The power and the promise and the mystery of that body made me suddenly afraid. That body suddenly seemed the black opening of a cavern in which I would be tortured till madness came, in which I would lose my manhood." (9)

"Perhaps, as we say in America, I wanted to find myself. This is an interesting phrase, not current as far as I know in the language of any other people, which certainly does not mean what it says but betrays a nagging suspicion that something has been misplaced. I think now that if I had had any intimation that the self I was going to find would turn out to be only the...

(read more)

This section contains 705 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Giovanni's Room Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Giovanni's Room from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook