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Drummer is a story about a boy who is trying to be normal in a society full of people who like big strong athletic people The people are looked at as flawless or else they cant anything wrong Billy is the exact opposite of what the community accepts We are very sympathetic toward Billy in Vanderhaghes Drummer because he lives in the shadow of his older brother Gene Billys dad wont let him do what he wants and he takes the blame for getting Nancy home late when it was actually Genes fault The main reason we feel sympathetic for Billy is his brother Gene Billy lives in the shadow of his brother Gene is the most popular boy in school the best athlete in the town and the girls love him Although Billy has good morals takes responsibility and is the more educated son Gene is God in the eyes of the town Shit last year they passed the hat around to all the big shots on the recreation board and collected the dough for one of Genes liquor fines and give it to him on the qt Vanderhaeghe p591 Gene went out on a date with a girl on a date on a bet Gene lied to her to get her to go out with him What I do Billy he told me once is make myself believe say well an H-bomb went off or that some kind of disease which only attacks women wiped out every female on the face of the earth but the one Im talking to That makes her the last piece of tail on the face of the earth Billy Its just natural then to be extra nice Vanderhaeghe p593 Gene and Billy went out on a double date Billy went on the date because he wanted to see Gene get turned down by his date Not only did Gene get this girl to go out him
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