Reflect on the symbolism of the color white: where do you see it come up in this chapter? What does it represent?
Compare/contrast the paint company’s moto on white paint with what TIM quotes (218).
What do you think about TIM taking this job?
Do you think what happens with the paint is TIM’s fault? Why or why not?
Reflect on TIM’s interactions with Brockway. Do you think Brockway is a good person? Is he judgemental? Is he justified in his judgements?
Reflect on the usage of the word “fink” and TIM’s reaction to it (219).
Were the men justified in their judgements of TIM? Who would you side with, the union men or Brockway?
Reflect on the quote in italics on 225 - starting with “You were trained to accept the foolishness of such old men as this…” until “but only to escape unmarked” - what does it mean? How does it connect back to his experiences before, during, and after college?
What happened at the end of this chapter? (If you’re not sure/don’t understand, write a specific question about it).