This article focuses on the character arc of Julian, drawing more from the film than the book. It examines his character arc, and how he is seemingly "irreconcilably corrupted" by the end of the film. This happens through various means, both through his own self destructive nature and through his relationship with others, particularly the drug dealer Rip. He is eventually reduced to prostitution,, wich tje article describes as his "ultimate sin", "By becoming a sexual object to be used and taking the traditionally female job of prostitute, Julian has lost his essential masculinity. By sleeping with men as well as women, he has transgressed even further".