Analyze the shifting of power in the narrative.
Power is shown to be a fluid concept. Interestingly enough, power is shown to be needed more by those who covet it than anyone else. Blackie enjoys the power he holds over the gang because it gives him a sense of identity. This is disrupted when T.'s ideas to destroy the house become attractive to the membership. As the job progresses, T. enjoys the power he holds. The ability to give directions, articulate a...
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