The relationship between Nicole and Dick is such that what happens to the one must happen to the other. s end to impulse and instinct, but while Nicole does this by gaining an independent self-consciousness, Dick achieves this only through drinking.
Throughout the novel Nicole is identified with the childish and animalistic wildness of instinct.
Money in the story is a sort of materialized passion, the tangible expression of an appetite to possess and control.
Money becomes more and more plentiful as the story moves on, such that by the beginning of book three, after Dick gives up his stake in the clinic, “the mere spending of it, [money], the care of goods, was an absorption in itself.
Abstract An important development is occurring in the working outward arena.
An electronic tender is an electronic communication capability in a product or service that allows that product or service to be tended; that is, cared for, attended to, or kept track of by another computer. “Actually that's my secret — I can't even talk about you to anybody because I don't want any more people to know how wonderful you are.” — Chapter 1, page 18 — “New friends can often have a better time together than old friends.” — — “You're the only girl I've seen for a long time that actually...
It is clear enough that his disintegration is occasioned by Nicole?
s burgeoning independence, but why or how her transformation affects him this way is less than obvious.
I think it is noteworthy, as well, that Fitzgerald links this energy to childhood struggles.
If the source of such interior strength is the experience of childhood, then perhaps Nicole?