What drew Duke and Gary together?

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Re: What drew Duke and Gary together?

Post by 10mile72 » 09 Jun 2018, 16:36

They were kindred spirits. Both were outsiders, both had addictions, both had trouble finding love. I thought their friendship was the strong point of the book.

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Post by AWANDO OGUTU » 16 Jun 2018, 00:13

Both Gary and Duke are deserters of their various homes. They acknowledge this similarity and it brings them together and form a basis of their friendship.

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Post by Jgideon » 17 Jun 2018, 00:22

Zain A Blade wrote:
06 May 2018, 21:50
According to the law of attraction, like attracts like. So, I would say that Duke and Gary are two dysfunctional souls drawn together by their weakness for alcohol.
I like your argument. Their dysfunctional souls got attracted to each other thus they could connect quite easily

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Post by MollyEnter » 18 Jun 2018, 03:03

Luck and opportunity drew them together. Should your question instead be, what made their relationship work? Or what kept them together?
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Post by SereneCharles » 21 Jun 2018, 07:22

They had similar things going on with them: they were both addicts and seemed to be running from something.
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Post by Cardinalsparrow » 21 Jun 2018, 19:14

I think what brought them together is first the fact that they both ran away from home, secondly, they were both struggling with addiction.

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Post by prospero360 » 08 Jul 2018, 01:55

I think Gary and Duke were both running from something and they saw that in each other. I don't think alcohol was what drew them together.

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Post by Stanley Ann » 14 Jul 2018, 01:29

I think that the problems that they were encountering in life is what brought them together.

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