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How does LeSueur’s writing make you feel? Have you grown used to the style? Why

How does LeSueur’s writing make you feel? Have you grown used to the style? Why do you suppose she chose to write this way?
Chapter 14 is one of the turning points for the Girl (there are a few as the novel progresses). She and Butch have had sex and as a literary theme, this would be the coming-of-age moment (in literary terms, stories that focus on the protagonist becoming an adult are called Bildungsroman Links to an external site.). The setting puts us off: a dingy hotel room, the Girl’s pain, Butch’s violence. On page 62 of my edition, Le Sueur writes, “I felt I would never be the same…. You would never be a wall, a closed door, an empty bowl.” What does she mean, do you think? There is a lot of symbolism in this chapter. What do you make of it?
Is it clear what Clara does for money (besides serving bootleg)? Does Le Sueur portray her as you would expect? She is sort of the Girl’s first mentor in the city. By Chapter 16, she is showing the Girl how to do her (Clara’s) job. What do you think of Clara?
Chapters 19 and 20 are difficult to read. Chapter 19 has an arc of its own, rising through the Girl’s seduction of Butch and falling as leaves he the hotel and Ganz arrives. Chapter 20 continues to be bleak. In these two chapters, what does Le Sueur seem to be doing by contrasting the Girl’s experience with Butch and the one with Ganz?

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