Chapter 7 - Subplots

Igby Goes Down

The only true subplot is the downward spiral of Rachel. (All the relationships are closely related to Igby’s main goal of staying sane.)

Character – Rachel is a lost soul, much like Igby. 

Plot – She provides Igby’s New York hideout. More significantly, her overdosing on drugs is what starts Igby on his downward spiral and, conversely, seeing the waste of Rachel’s life is part of what motivates Igby to hang in there.

Theme – The theme deals with sanity. Some win their battles with sanity, like Igby. Some don’t, like Rachel.

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