1. Hodgepodge: Noun (Page 251)
- A heterogeneous mixture; jumble.
- A mixture of dissimilar ingredients
2. Appeased: Verb (Page 287)
- To bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe
- To satisfy, allay, or relieve; assuage
- To yield or concede to the belligerent demands of (a nation, group, person, etc.) in a conciliatory effort, sometimes at the expense of justice or other principles.
One theme that consistently is emerging in the book would be that when a character performs an action, they always look back on why they did what they did. Ex. Tom threatens to commit suicide, so Johnny, after declining Tom’s love/ having a romantic relationship with him looks back on why he chose to tell Tom he was straight.