A volatile chemical liquid that has historically been used as an anesthetic and industrial solvent. Duke and Gonzo frequently inhale ether, which Duke identifies as the most dangerous substance in their big bag of drugs. “There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge,” Duke claims.
Ether Term Timeline in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The timeline below shows where the term Ether appears in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part One, Chapter 1
Part One, Chapter 6: A Night on the Town…Confrontation at the Desert Inn…Drug Frenzy at the Circus-Circus
Part Two, Chapter 1