|Plot Summary of Judgment Day|
|"The third volume of the Studs Lonigan trilogy begins with the thirty year old Studs returning from the wake of one of his childhood friends, and wondering about his own mortality. He no longer is the tough scrapping young man he once was. A bout with pneumonia has wrecked his health and he has a weakened heart.
It is two years into the depression. He has saved some money, but he invests it in the stock market and his stock keeps losing money. He has been going out regularly with Catherine Banahan, and he decides that since life seems to be passing him by he should ask her to marry him. She agrees, but as the depression worsens, he finds he can no longer depend on work as a painter with his father.
When Catherine tells him she is pregnant, he agrees to marry her right away, but he now needs some way to bring in money. He goes out to look for a job on a damp rainy day and becomes sick. In his weakened condition, it turns into double pneumonia and an early death."
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Judgment Day|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kind of living:
- general poverty story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- blue collar
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- physically sick
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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