Why does it matter?
Thesis: The novel explores suicide as a meaningful / relevant / necessary choice, and does so through the nameless narrator's philosophy,through references to paintings and through the idea that suicide is a form of art, choice, and freedom.
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The first characterization of the nameless narrator and his business would be that he was an owner of a help-line telephone company who offered advice or solutions for the problems of ordinary people. It was afterwards, nearly at the end of the novel that I could realize that he was in fact helping them to commit suicide....