Tuesday, October 28, 2008

acts of kindness in a cruel world/office

When Martin tries to take Lynn to the doctor after learning of her lump (P. 219) he does something so gallant, despite his ultimate romantic rejection of her. Tom performs a similarly heroic gesture for Janine. What is the meaning or significance of these kindnesses when “we” do so many cruel or callous things to each other? (for example: writing “FAG” in Sharpie on Joe’s wall, betting on Brizz in the Celebrity Death Watch pool, spying on Janine's mourning ritual at McDonald’s, etc.)

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