Short Essay Questions Key
1. What does Jenkins say he can see when he looks back at his memories of school?
Jenkins says that when he looks back at his memories of school he can see the associations of seemingly unconnected people and events that came together to make his life.
2. What is Widmerpool doing when he and Jenkins first meet?
When Jenkins and Widmerpool first meet, Windmerpool is running as he does daily in an effort to become a member of an athletics team.
3. What do the students mean when they refer to items of clothing as a "Widmerpool"?
The students begin to refer to pieces of clothing which look out of date and out of place as "Widmerpools" after someone points out that a particular coat worn by Widmerpool bears these qualities.
4. How does Jenkins describe Widmerpool?
Jenkins describes Widmerpool as someone who is often alone, and even when he is with a group he seems somehow separate. Nick says though Widmerpool never fits in, there is no indication that he is harassed or bullied by other students.
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