Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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.
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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
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...Duke and Gonzo also have beer and liquor, in addition to a “pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.” (full context)
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...to push it as far as you can.” Duke is only “really worried” about the ether. “There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man... (full context)
Part One, Chapter 6: A Night on the Town…Confrontation at the Desert Inn…Drug Frenzy at the Circus-Circus
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...control” and are kicked out by security. Back on the Strip, they sniff some more ether and take some mescaline, and then decide to go to Circus-Circus. When they arrive, the... (full context)
Part Two, Chapter 1
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...at a drug store and buys some tequila and Chivas, along with a pint of ether. On his way out, he steals a Review-Journal from the magazine rack. He randomly opens... (full context)