Short Essay Questions Key
1. At the beginning of the story, how does Joel feel about Sundays?
Joel sees Sunday as just a gap between Saturday and Monday. He usually works on Sunday rather than going out or relaxing.
2. Why does Joel think his career must be moving in the right direction?
The director he is working with seems pleased with him. Also, the director invites him to a tea at his house, where Joel expects to see some very big names in show business.
3. Why does Joel wish to refrain from drinking at Miles' house?
Joel plans to refrain from drinking because Miles frowns upon it. Joel thinks abstaining makes a good impression.
4. What is Joel pleased to see when he first arrives at Miles' home?
Joel is pleased to see only two other writers at Miles' home. One of those is Joel's coworker Nat, who sparks Miles' criticism of people who drink.
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