Beartown

The Pack is a group of about 30 or 40 angry young men who feel they’ve been abandoned by the local economy. They are sometimes violent hockey fans, intimidating rivals. The members spend much of their time at Ramona’s pub and are deeply loyal to her. Ramona accordingly convinces them to vote to retain Peter as club General Manager.

The Pack Quotes in Beartown

The Beartown quotes below are all either spoken by The Pack or refer to The Pack. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 14 Quotes

There’s a constant threat of violence hidden just beneath the surface of a certain type of person in this town that Peter never noticed when he was growing up, but which struck him all the more plainly after he came home from Canada. Neither hockey nor school nor the economy ever managed to find a way out for these people, and they emanate a silent fury. They’re known as “the Pack” now, even if no one ever hears them say that themselves. […] The Pack has scared their opponents away from coming to Beartown, but sadly the same thing applies to sponsors. The twentysomething men at the Bearskin have become the most conservative people in town: they don’t want a modern Beartown, because they know that a modern Beartown won’t want them.

Related Characters: Peter Andersson, The Pack
Page Number: 107
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The Pack Character Timeline in Beartown

The timeline below shows where the character The Pack appears in Beartown. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 14
Community Breakdown and Inequality Theme Icon
Loyalty and Belonging Theme Icon
One of the reasons Peter doesn’t frequent the Bearskin is because of “ The Pack .” The Pack consists of about 30 or 40 angry young men who’ve been left... (full context)
Chapter 38
Community Breakdown and Inequality Theme Icon
Culture, Character, and Entitlement Theme Icon
Loyalty and Belonging Theme Icon
...of him, and two men in black jackets get out. Amat knows they’re members of The Pack . They speak pleasantly to him, admiring his play during the semifinal and saying what... (full context)
Chapter 43
Community Breakdown and Inequality Theme Icon
Culture, Character, and Entitlement Theme Icon
Loyalty and Belonging Theme Icon
Resistance and Courage Theme Icon
...and tells them she’s ashamed of this town. When someone threatens Ramona, a member of The Pack quietly gets up and tells the man that if he doesn’t shut up, then he... (full context)
Community Breakdown and Inequality Theme Icon
Loyalty and Belonging Theme Icon
Ramona talks with a member of The Pack . The guy admits he doesn’t know if he can get the others to vote... (full context)
Chapter 47
Community Breakdown and Inequality Theme Icon
Culture, Character, and Entitlement Theme Icon
Loyalty and Belonging Theme Icon
Resistance and Courage Theme Icon
Kira comes into the Bearskin to ask Ramona a question. She thanks her for convincing The Pack to vote in support of Peter, but she doesn’t understand why she did it. Ramona... (full context)