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February 8, 2006

The Impulsive World

Rice, The Adding Machine (1923) -- Jerz: American Lit II (EL 267)

Zero: I wonder if I could kill the wife without anyone findin' out. In bed some night. With a pillow.

Zero later goes on to say, "I'd get found out though. They always have ways." This is the first time we learn of his homicidal thoughts but yet logic keeps control of his mind and he realizes that he would be caught. This shows that the decision to kill his boss is purely on impulse.

Posted by SeanRunt at February 8, 2006 9:10 PM


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