Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
1. A freshman girl attempted suicide twice - once with poison berries. This time she failed. A razor blade did the trick on her second attempt.
|Bunny left a note for Marion at the library, telling her that he'd walked down to the "Swing Into Spring" party for a beer. On which book did Richard find the note?||Donna Tartt's "The Secret History"
On top of a volume of the "World Book Encyclopedia.". Should Richard tell the Greek friends where Bunny was going, or should he keep the note's contents to himself and perhaps prevent Bunny's murder?
|There were several things the Greek students disliked about Bunny's character, and these things helped to dispel any guilt they might have felt at the idea of murdering him. One particular thing was the way Bunny tormented them after the farmer's murder. What was the song Bunny would break into that sent chills down the Greek student's spines?||Donna Tartt's "The Secret History"
The Farmer In The Dell. Bunny also insinuated that Charles and Camilla (brother and sister) had slept together, made terrible jokes about homosexuals (Francis was gay) and Catholics, and made fun of Richard's humble middle class upbringing.
Harry Ray McRee. McRee, a poultry farmer from Battenkill County, was mutilated. The Greek students had little memory of the death, and little memory of the bacchanal at all, other than "coming to" all covered in blood.
The Thirty-Nine Steps. The Greek students hadn't invited either Richard or Bunny along on this excursion which resulted in the unfortunate death of the farmer.
Leo. Leo the "mandolin maker" only rented to Richard because he thought he'd lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains and carved dulcimer pegs. Richard nearly died in the sub-freezing Vermont temperatures, and the warehouse had a huge hole in the roof.
Klytemnestra. From the Agamemnon - a lovely piece about a Queen stabbing her husband in his bath.
28. Richard was 20 at the time of Bunny's murder.
In a dream. Richard has a dream about what happened to Henry in the afterlife. They watch scenes from history projected on the wall. Although Richard gets to go on with his life, neither one of them would ever truly break free from the sorrow of the case.
Traci. "So our plane sat on the runway for, like, five hours..." Traci lamented. She is not one of the secret group. Richard spends a little time talking to her. The moment is one of few scenes of comic relief as the atmosphere of the story gets more ominous.
Pan. They believed the rituals had led them to a vision of God. If only everything had stopped there...
To hold religious rituals. Some of the students wanted to recreate the rituals of ancient Greek paganism. To them, it meant wearing traditional clothes, drinking, performing liturgical dances, and going into trance states. Things took a turn for the worse, however, as the activities grew more intense. Later, Bunny also wanted to tag along...which took the story down an entirely different path.
Terror. Morrow says that whatever people find beautiful, "[they] tremble before it." It is an unsettling answer, but helps explain the students' fascination with ancient culture.
Talk out of turn during the Gospel reading. During the reading from the gospel, about the people going to pay their taxes, Bunny called out, "Well, so what? All the world *should* have been taxed!" Funny. Also, rude.
Gas station owner. Richard wasn't too keen on taking up the family business. This was one of the reasons he became interested in studies at an out-of-state college.
Bunny. This is what the man's friends call him from the beginning of the novel. The image of the playful animal becomes a striking contrast to the raffish and sometimes difficult Corcoran.
Making musical instruments. Papen had a dreadful time working for his ill-tempered boss. He quickly soured on the task.
The correct Greek word for a sentence. Richard plucks up his courage and tells them he couldn't help but overhear, and that he knows the answer to the question. They are impressed with his effort, and warm up to him as one of their friends.