Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why does Bertie Wooster fire his valet at the beginning of "Jeeves Takes Charge", and who is sent to replace him?
At the beginning of "Jeeves Takes Charge", Bertie fires his valet, Meadowes, because he catches him stealing silk socks. After firing Meadowes, Jeeves is sent to Bertie to take Meadowes' place.
2. On their first meeting, what inspires Bertie to hire Jeeves as his valet right away?
When Jeeves and Bertie first meet, Bertie is nursing a hangover. Jeeves immediately concocts a drink that seems to cure Bertie of his hangover immediately, and Bertie quickly announces that Jeeves is hired.
3. Why is Florence Cray upset by Willoughby's plan to publish a book?
Florence Cray is upset by Willoughby's plans to publish his memoirs as a young man because it includes stories about her father that don't put him in a good light. She worries that the book will embarrass her family, and so wants to stop it from being published.
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