Although Ron only appears in one chapter of the memoir, his presence looms over the rest of the book. Ron is a friend of Jean Murray’s: he gives her free drugs, and often invites her and her children to stay with him in Queens. Despite his superficially friendly behavior, however, Ron is a sexual predator, and at one point he orders Liz and Lisa to remove their clothes and show him their genitalia. Liz also implies that there have been many other occasions during which Ron sexually abuses her.
Ron Quotes in Breaking Night
The Breaking Night quotes below are all either spoken by Ron or refer to Ron. 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: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Hachette Books edition of Breaking Night published in 2011.).
Chapter 2 Quotes
I told Ma all but one detail—the fact that I knew it was wrong. I knew that all I had to do to end it was to call out for her. But I didn't, because Ron made things better for Ma, for Lisa and me. I didn't want to ruin that, so I failed to call out.
Ron Character Timeline in Breaking Night
The timeline below shows where the character Ron appears in Breaking Night. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: Middle of Everything
Chapter 4: Unraveling