Whereas Tod is slightly analytic or critical about his desire for Faye, Homer is blindly taken in with her vitality. Homer's hands continue to be the outlet for his repressed sexual desire. He cannot express his attraction to Faye overtly, so his hands become increasingly agitated and refuse to let go of her hand when they shake goodbye. As Homer tries to calm himself after the Greeners leave, his hands continue to betray the sexual feelings he knows will ruin his peace. At one point, we even see the sexualized image of his hands twining their fingers together "like a tangle of thighs in miniature."