Neuromancer

Neuromancer

by

William Gibson

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Ratz Character Analysis

The bartender at the Chatsubo in Chiba. A Russian ex-pat, Ratz has one military-grade prosthetic arm. Although he lives in the surgery capital of the world, Ratz is almost proud of his purely functional, very ugly appendage. He and Case are friendly, if not necessarily friends. When Wage threatens Case in the Chat, Ratz defends him, but he seems more concerned with the safety and reputation of his bar than the safety of his patron.
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Ratz Character Timeline in Neuromancer

The timeline below shows where the character Ratz appears in Neuromancer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
Technology and the Body Theme Icon
Identity and Personhood Theme Icon
...in the Chatsubo, a bar in Chiba, Japan, that primarily caters to expats. The bartender, Ratz, wonders if he has business with Wage, who was in the bar earlier in the... (full context)
Self-Interest vs. Human Connection Theme Icon
Addiction and Dependency Theme Icon
Ratz tells Case he saw “your girl,” Linda Lee, last night. Case responds that he doesn’t... (full context)
Self-Interest vs. Human Connection Theme Icon
Addiction and Dependency Theme Icon
...enters the Chat with a pistol in one pocket and his flask in the other. Ratz notes Case looks bad. Case wonders if Ratz has heard anything about a fight in... (full context)
Chapter 20
Reality and Perception Theme Icon
...it. Case calls out to Wintermute, but gets no response. He conjures an image of Ratz in his mind, who speaks to him, joking that in Chiba, he had destruction in... (full context)