Does TIM regret taking Mr. Norton to Trueblood’s or the Golden Day now?
Quote: (Crenshaw to TIM) “All right, forget what I’ve said. But for God’s sake, learn to look beneath the surface… Come out of the fog, young man. And remember you don’t have to be a complete fool in order to succeed. Play the game, but don’t believe it--that much you owe yourself. Even if it lands you in a straight jacket or a padded cell. Play the game, but play it your own way--part of the time at least...” (153).
How does Crenshaw’s views compare to TIM’s grandfathers?
Who do you agree with more and why?
Discuss TIM’s descriptions of his first looks at New York City. Does he think positively about NYC? Will he fit in? Which advice should he follow in NYC - Crenshaw’s, his grandfather’s, or something else?