Just when I think I can sort of understand Ignatius, even like him, he lies about the hot dogs. He knows he’s full of shit and he’s just using the ‘generosity’ of the hot dog stand owner to be lazy. I actually found myself getting mad at Ignatius the way his mother does. While this makes for a great character, is this what Toole intended? Ignatius is a Don Quixote type, but he’s not being sincere like the Spaniard.