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Gym Candy - Part 5, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

Carl Deuker
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Part 5, Chapter 6 Summary

Drew and Mick meet up. Drew is horrified at Mick, telling Mick that he cheated, that the entire team deserves nothing because Mick cheated. Drew tells Mick that he is going to Carlson, that Carlson will know what to do.

That is when Mick pulls out a revolver and shoots himself.

Part 5, Chapter 6 Analysis

Drew's paranoia, his drugs, and his lack of a moral compass all conspire together to make him feel threatened -and this threat means he has secured his father's gun. The omen of the gun -of feeling threatened- comes to the fore as Mick attempts to commit suicide.

Mick's downfall is poignant because it tells in terms of selfishness. Mick is never concerned about his teammates after he begins playing: he is only concerned about himself, about his records, about his touchdowns. This self-obsession causes him not just...

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