What’s going on with Laroche?

What’s going on with Laroche?


“I’m a shrewd bastard. I could be a great criminal. I could be a great con man, but its more interesting to live your life within the confines of the law…The edge of ethics. And that’s where I like to live.”


All great literature needs great, complex characters. Laroche might just be that. Re-read Susan Orlean’s “Orchid Fever” and address the prompt below in a brief essay (to be passed in).


Link to the reading: http://www.susanorlean.com/articles/orchid_fever.html

Highlight and explain the struggles and/or conflicts that Laroche represents and/or faces in Orlean’s “Orchid Fever”. What does he represent? Support your claim with evidence from text.


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