Naked Lunch - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

A Sailor and Fats Terminal meet to arrange the sale of a drug in tubes and eggs. Sailor goes outside and receives a secret tube from a passing messenger. The tube is hidden in a pen and releases a black mist that the Sailor inhales. At the Meet Cafy, two types of organisms meet and engage in drug deals. The Mugwumps have no liver and live off sweets. The Reptile feed off of the Mugwumps. Fats goes to a Reptile to buy the eggs that he has promised to sell to the Sailor.

Chapter 6 Analysis

The Mugwumps and the Reptiles present new and interesting images. Following the theme that drug addiction takes away an addict's humanity, the Mugwumps and Reptiles are described as inhuman creatures with strange bodies and behaviors. Each of these creatures represents something about the drug subculture and the ways in which the various...

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