Harry Bailey has returned from Vietnam and returns to college to earn his masters degree so he can teach English. He is considered a hero among the radical student body, but still sees the absurdity on both sides of the fence. He contends with the reactionary administration and the impetuous, often futile objectives of the restless students. He acts as a mediator between the two feuding bodies. On top of everything else, his girlfriend Jan wants to marry him and live a life in the suburbs. He is cornered and finally lets loose at his own masters degree dissertation meeting, just as the latest protest heats up. Written by
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[at a masters degree "firing squad"
So, it is undeniable, isn't it? You can't deny it. F. Scott Fitzgerald was a homosexual and it appears in his writing. Doesn't it? Doesn't it?
[he realizes he is defeated and suddenly lashes out with an outburst of yelling
It's gonna... it's gonna... IT'S GONNA BE A SURPRISE TO SHEILA GRAHAM!
[suddenly becoming afraid
I SAID IT'S GONNA BE A SURPRISE TO ZELDA!
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