Book 2, Chapter 2 Summary

For three weeks following his breakup with Rosalind, Amory descends into a drunken debauchery. He drifts from bar to bar and avoids sobriety. He meets several of his old classmates but refuses to talk of the end of his engagement. He stays in rooms at the different bars and does not go back to the apartment. He considers suicide but not seriously enough to stop drinking and do it. A woman begs him to take her home, but the man she came with interferes; the conversation almost ends in a fight.

After three weeks, Amory goes to the advertising agency at which he works. He confronts his employer and quits. He hated the work and did not feel that he was paid enough or would he ever make any headway in business there. Four...

(The entire section is 535 words.)